Damon Wayans Cast In Colin Cowherd-Based CBS Sitcom Pilot
March 18, 2011 at 3:53 AM (PT)
The CBS sitcom pilot based on ESPN RADIO host COLIN COWHERD's life has been cast, and DAMON WAYANS will play the lead character "Nick Herd," reports the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. DANNY COMDEN will play "Herd"'s producer.
The pilot, written by BILL MARTIN and MIKE SCHIFF and to be directed by ANDY CADIFF, is one of two sitcom pilots based on ESPN personalities being considered by CBS, the other based on former NFL player and current analyst MARK "STINK" SCHLERETH. Pages from both pilots have appeared on DEADSPIN.COM, with the COWHERD-based pilot called "HERD MENTALITY" and described by the sports website as "awful."
CBS aired a sitcom based on ESPN "PARDON THE INTERRUPTION" co-host and former ESPN RADIO host TONY KORNHEISER's life, "LISTEN UP," in 2004-05.