All you David Spade fans out there, rejoice. He’s coming back to your TV sets.
Spade, last seen on the small screen in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement, is set to co-star in a new pilot, also for CBS, from the gang that brought you 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jack Burditt, Robert Carlock and of course, Tina Fey. The show is called The Kicker, and will focus on ex-pro football player Daryl Thorkelson (Geoff Stults, late of Fox’s Enlisted) forced to retire from the game early after surprisingly getting cut.
Suddenly having Daryl around all the time proves too much for friends, family and even strangers to bear, which leads us to Spade. The Saturday Night Live alum will play Daryl’s brother Russ, a sports agent who suddenly has to spend most of his time cleaning up all the messes made by his newly unemployed sibling.
Spade, most recently seen in both Joe Dirt 2 and Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous Six, is a longtime sitcom veteran, having done not just Rules of Engagement but also seven seasons of the NBC ’90s workplace show Just Shoot Me.
The set-up here sounds promising. And while we wait for Spade’s triumphant return to television, we will soon be able to tide ourselves over with the new season of Kimmy Schmidt, which premieres April 15 on Netflix.