Move over, Uncle Jesse! Former General Hospital star John Stamos (ex-Blackie Parrish) may be best known as the fictional uncle to three little munchkins on Full House, but his latest project has him wrangling an even bigger gaggle of girls. He's set to star in the new Disney+ series Big Shot as a temperamental college basketball coach who, after getting fired from his job, ends up as a coach and teacher at an elite girls' private high school.
The Wrap reports that Disney+ has given a ten-episode series order to the hour-long dramedy series from Big Little Lies executive producer David E. Kelley and Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett. Dean Lorey will executive produce and write the script, which is based on Garrett's original idea. Kelley, Garrett, and Bill D'Elia will also executive produce.
Big Shot marks the second time that Kelley, Lorey, and D'Elia have worked together; the trio previously worked on Kelley's The Crazy Ones comedy series on CBS, which starred Robin Williams and former All My Children star Sarah Michelle Gellar (ex-Kendall Hart). Garrett also starred in Fox's comedy series 'Til Death, which Lorey executive produced.
Stamos is quite busy these days. As Soap Central previously reported, the actor is also set to star as Chef Louis in Disney's The Little Mermaid Live! He'll also be appearing in the next season of You as Dr. Nicky.
Stamos played the role of GH's Blackie from 1982 to 1984, having taken part in storylines like the accidental death of the character's girlfriend, Lou (Danielle von Zerneck). After leaving the ABC soap opera, Stamos found mainstream fame as Uncle Jesse on the 1980s sitcom Full House and subsequent roles on shows like Glee and Grandfathered.
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