The upcoming comedy “Big Shot” added two more names to the cast list this week. Shiri Appleby and Yvette Nicole Brown are now officially joining John Stamos, Richard Robicheaux, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Nell Verlaque, Monique Green, Tisha Custodio, and Cricket Wampler in the first season.
According to Disney, Appleby is playing ‘Holly,” the assistant basketball coach. Yvette Nicole Brown has been cast as ‘Sherilyn,’ the dean of Westbrook School for Girls. The new comedy was written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey, and produced by ABC Studios. 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.
Shiri Appleby most recently starred in Lifetime’s critically acclaimed dramedy “Unreal,” earning a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her lead role as Rachel Goldberg. In addition to her work in front of the camera, she has also directed numerous TV episodes including “Light as a Feather,” “Roswell, New Mexico,” “Unreal” and “PLL: Perfectionists.”
Yvette Nicole Brown will soon to be seen as “Aunt Sarah” in the Disney+ live-action reimagining of “Lady and the Tramp,” premiering on the service November 12th. She is perhaps best known for her starring role as “Shirley Bennett” on “Community,” and has also appeared on “The Mayor” and “The Odd Couple” reboot. She recently completed work on the independent film “Love and Oatmeal” starring Ben Platt and Lola Kirke.
Stamos is also starring in the “The Little Mermaid Live” as the Chef, which is airing on ABC. Auli’i Cravalho is playing Ariel, and Oscar-nominated, and Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning R&B artist, actor, and producer Queen Latifah is playing Ursula. Grammy-winning artist Shaggy will voice Sebastian in the musical presentation.
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