David Spade is back in comedy business with CBS.
The Rules of Engagement alum has signed on to star in the network’s multi-camera comedy pilot The Kicker, which is executive produced by Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock overlords Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Jack Burditt (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock) is writing the pilot — which centers on a quirky, cocksure, and polarizing pro football kicker played by Enlisted‘s Geoff Stults — and also serves as executive producer.
Spade will assume the role of Russ Thorkelson, who is the brother of Daryl (Stults). Also Daryl’s frazzled sports agent, Russ tries to minimize the damage that his sibling does when he opens his mouth. Daryl has penned a controversial book and has been suspended from the league, so now he’s trying to figure out what to do with all of his free time in retirement, besides getting in trouble.
Since Rules ended, Spade has popped up on such shows as The Goldbergs and The Spoils of Babylon. He also starred in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser and Adam Sandler’s Netflix comedy The Ridiculous 6 on Netflix. In addition, Spade will appear in another upcoming Sandler flick for Netflix titled The Do Over.