No longer in the Fastlane, Bill Bellamy is trying his hand at being a family man: The comedic actor has landed the lead role in Fox’s untitled Chris Case comedy pilot, TVLine has learned.
Bellamy will play Jay “Havoc” Hammond, a retired professional football player who’s starting his career as a sports announcer. The potential series follows Jay as he moves in with his white wife (played by Ugly Betty‘s Becki Newton) and his two new stepsons Colin and Harry and tries to adapt to fatherhood.
Per the official character description, Jay’s attempts to discipline the boys sometimes has comedic results. However, Colin and Harry often wind up heeding what he says.
In addition to Fastlane, Bellamy’s TV credits include Castle, Hot in Cleveland, Royal Pains and White Collar; for a while, he also hosted Last Comic Standing. The project is written by Chris Case (Reba), who will executive-produce with Chris Spencer, Evan Silverberg, Daniel Rappaport and Malcolm D. Lee. Lee also will direct the pilot.