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Detroit Free Press: Former Fab Fiver Jalen Rose to star in a comedy pilot for ABC

February 6, 2017 | General Latest News Press

February 6, 2017  — Jalen Rose has scored a fab opportunity in network comedy.

The former Fab Five member of University of Michigan basketball fame will play the lead role in a comedy pilot for ABC called “Jalen Vs. Everybody.”

And,  yes, the title certainly sounds like a nod to Rose’s hometown, which appears in the slogan of the “Detroit Vs Everybody” clothing brand.

Variety reports that Rose, a former NBA player and current ESPN star, will portray a single dad balancing career and parenting demands.

The pilot was written by Nahnatchka Kham of the ABC sitcom “Fresh off the Boat,” which previously featured a guest appearance by Rose.

Rose  hosts the ESPN pre-game show “NBA Countdown.” He joined the cable sports network in 2007 and also is an NBA analyst for ESPN programs like “SportsCenter” and co-hosts ESPN Radio’s “Jalen & Jacoby” show.

He’s the author of the 2015 book “Gotta Give The People What They Want: True Stories and Flagrant Opinions From Center Court.”

Rose will be an executive producer of “Jalen vs. Everybody,” which will vie for a spot on the networks 2017-2018 lineup.


Detroit Free Press: Rose, King, Jackson appear at Fab Five forum at U-M

November 18, 2016 | General Latest News Press

October 8, 2016 – ANN ARBOR – Jalen Rose said he hasn’t had an in-depth conversation with fellow Fab Five member Chris Webber since 2011.The former Michigan basketball player from Detroit Southwestern was on campus Saturday for the Fab 5 @ 25 symposium.The forum was for the Fab Five’s members to discuss their legacy and the other social impacts of their incredible run from 1991-1994 with students and alumni.What it turned out to be was the next step of the Fab Five mending their relationship with the university since the Ed Martin scandal, which rocked the men’s basketball program with sanctions and an NCAA-mandated 10-year disassociation with Webber.► Shawn Windsor: New assistants bring change for Beilein, Michigan basketball“At some point, we all have to get past it (the scandal),” said Rose, who made what he estimated was only his third or fourth appearance on campus since he left for the NBA in 1994. “Hopefully, this is another step in that direction.”Rose said he and Webber, who did not respond to the university’s invitation to …