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Geoff Stults to Star in Tina Fey & Robert Carlock’s CBS Comedy Pilot ‘The Kicker’

Geoff Stults will star in “The Kicker,” the multi-cam CBS comedy pilot from exec producers Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and writer Jack Burditt, Variety has learned.

Stults will play the lead role of Daryl Thorkelson, a NFL kicker who is known more for his controversial opinions and know-it-all habits than his skill on the field. After bouncing around teams throughout the NFL, Daryl is coming close to the all-time scoring record, but jeopardizes his entire career by writing an unapologetic book that has the NFL fandom up in arms. Now that he’s suspended, he finds it hard to stay out of trouble and do something constructive with his newfound free time.

Stults starred on “7th Heaven” and “Happy Town,” before nabbing the lead role on Fox’s “Bones” spinoff “The Finder,” which was cancelled after one season. Fox then cast him in the army comedy “Enlisted,” which also lasted only one season. His other recent credits include Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie,” plus “The Odd Couple” and “Zoo,” both at CBS.

“The Kicker” hails from Universal Television. Along with Burditt, Fey and Carlock, David Miner of 3 Arts will also serve as an exec producer. Fey is producing through her Little Stranger production banner.

Stults is repped by UTA.

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