John Stamos will lead the new Disney + original series, “Big Shot,” written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and produced by ABC Studios. Brad Garrett, who pitched the original idea to Kelley, is an executive producer on the one-hour dramedy, as is Bill D’Elia who will direct the first episode.
Disney stated that the 10-episode series follows a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school.
“John is absolutely perfect for this role and we are thrilled that he’ll bring his incredible talent and heart to this project,” says Agnes Chu, senior vice president, Content, Disney+. “Disney has long been known for our aspirational sports stories, and we are so proud to be working with David and Dean on a relatable series that both inspires and entertains. It’s a great fit for Disney+.”
Stamos is a two-time Emmy Award nominated actor and producer, and he currently stars in the drama “You,” for Netflix. He’s also playing ‘Chef Louis’ in “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!” airing November 5th on ABC. Other TV credits include the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning drama “ER,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Galavant,” “Entourage,” “Two and A Half Men” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, “Scream Queens,” and “Grandfathered.” In 2016 Stamos starred in “Fuller House,” a spin-off of the comedy “Full House,” which premiered on Netflix. Stamos served as an executive producer and guest star on the project, which received a 2018 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program and is currently filming its fifth season.
David E. Kelley most recently wrote and executive produced the HBO drama series “Big Little Lies,” for which he won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. His other credits includes “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal,” “Chicago Hope,” “L.A. Law,” “The Practice” and “Picket Fences” among many others. Dean Lorey’s credits include “My Wife and Kids,” “Arrested Development,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Those Who Can’t,” “Powerless,” and “iZombie.” You might know Brad Garrett best from his role as Robert Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” a character that won him three Emmys and a SAG award. He was also nominated for an Emmy and SAG Award for his portrayal of The Great One in the telefilm “Gleason.” Garrett currently co-stars in ABC’s hit comedy “Single Parents.”
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