Pilot News: Ground Floor's Skylar Astin Joins ABC's Basketball Comedy

Skylar Astin NBA Pilot

Skylar Astin is already moving up from Ground Floor.

Following the recent cancellation of his TBS sitcom, Astin has been cast in ABC’s untitled buddy comedy pilot about a non-English speaking NBA star and his translator, our sister site Deadline reports.

In case there was any doubt in your mind, even for a second, Astin will not portray the NBA player. He’s been tapped to star as translator Jason, a “little wimpy guy with no athletic prowess” who essentially becomes a babysitter for his extra-large charge. Per the description, “he’s also got to find a way to light a fire under this incredibly tall and talented athlete who seems to lack any drive.”

The single-camera comedy is being written and executive-produced by Casey Johnson and David Windsor.