Sheryl Lee Ralph has been cast as the wife of George Foreman in the sitcom “George,” ABC announced Monday. The comedy stars the former heavyweight champion and junkfood-pitchman as George (Bubba) Foster, a retired prizefighter who takes a job helping troubled kids at a local middle school.

The sitcom, a Katie Face production in association with Columbia TV, will not be hitting the airwaves until the college football season winds down in November and ABC debuts its 8-10 p.m. block, which also includes Disney TV’s “Where I Live” and ABC Prods.’ “The Paula Poundstone Show.”

Ralph is known to TV viewers from her work on the sitcom “Making a Living” a firstrun syndicated continuation of the short-lived ABC series “It’s a Living.” The actress also appeared on CBS’s “Designing Women,” recently co-starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the film “Sister Act II” and has a cameo in Universal’s “The Flintstones.”

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