According to Deadline, Jalen Rose, Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons) and Anna Maria Horsford (Friday) have been tapped to co-star in the ABC comedy pilot Jalen Vs. Everybody. The comedy follows former NBA player and current ESPN personality Rose as he juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad. Horsford will play Jalen’s mother, Moms, and Gibbs portrays his grandmother, Grammie. Put together, smart, and meddlesome, they both keep a close tab on Jalen’s life, and weigh in regularly, critiquing his ESPN shows and his personal life.
I hope this becomes an instant hit! I really want Marla Gibbs to be as popular as Betty White. Check out my interview with Marla Gibbs below.