Disney fan and fan-favorite actor John Stamos will be starring in a new Disney+ original series: BIG SHOT. The 1-hour, 10-episode, dramedy 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.
Written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and produced by ABC Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios. Brad Garrett (“Single Parents”), who pitched the original idea to Kelley, is an executive producer as is Bill D’Elia who will direct the first episode.
UPDATE, 10/31, 6pm:
After press time, we received confirmation of several more casting announcements for the upcoming show!
Shiri Appleby has been cast as ‘Holly,” the good-humored and down-to-earth assistant basketball coach. 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.” Appleby is repped by UTA and Jeanne Newman at Hansen, Jacboson law firm.
Yvette Nicole Brown has been cast as ‘Sherilyn,’ the no nonsense dean of Westbrook School for Girls. 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. Brown is repped by Innovative Artists.
Additional Casting includes:
- Richard Robicheaux (“Boyhood,” “Oceans 8”) as “George”
- Sophia Mitri Schloss as “Emma”
- Nell Verlaque as “Louise”
- Tiana Le as “Destiny”
- Monique Green as “Olive”
- Tisha Custodio as “Carolyn ‘Mouse’ Smith”
- Cricket Wampler as “Samantha ‘Giggles’”
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Disney+ streaming service debuts November 12, 2019. A premiere date for BIG SHOT has not yet been announced.