David Spade to Star in Tina Fey-Produced CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The Kicker’
David Spade has signed on to star in fellow SNL alum Tina Fey’s in-the-works CBS pilot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spade has joined the cast of The Kicker, which CBS ordered last month from Tina Fey, Jack Burditt, and Robert Carlock. The multi-cam pilot centers on an athlete named Daryl (played by Enlisted’s Geoff Stults) “who drives family, friends and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself retired.” Spade will play Russ Thorkelson, “Daryl’s brother and sports agent who spends most of his time doing damage control while Daryl says something else controversial. Although he’s eternally stressed, Russ loves his brother more than anything for giving him a career opportunity in the sports world.” Spade’s also behind truTV’s new prank show Fameless; check out our interview with him about the show here.