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

February 6, 2017

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.