In October 2019 it was announced, that Shiri Appleby was cast alongside John Stamos in Disney+’s original series “Big Shot”. The role has now been recast. Now, Jessalyn Gilsig will be taking over the female lead.
The role of Holly, the good-humored and down-to-earth assistant basketball coach, was originally conceived and cast younger and has since evolved to be more of a contemporary to Stamos’ Marvin — and potential love interest for him down the road — leading to the recasting, reports Deadline.
Read more on Deadline: ‘Big Shot’: Jessalyn Gilsig Joins Disney+ Series From David E. Kelley In Recasting
”I absolutely love the complete concentration directing requires. I’m in prep to helm a new episode of Mixedish and I cannot wait to get behind the camera again! 🍒”, wrote Shiri on Instagram along with a behind the scenes photo from UnREAL.
“mixed•ish” is a prequel spin-off of Black-ish and airs on Tuesdays at 9|8c PM on ABC.
The show centers on Rainbow Johnson, who recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s, and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying true to themselves.
Shiri Appleby and Yvette Nicole Brown are set as series regulars alongside John Stamos in Big Shot, Disney+’s new original series “Big Shot”.
The show follows a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at “Westbrook School for Girls” an elite private high school.
In the 10-episode sports dramedy Shiri will portray Holly. The character is the good-humored and down-to-earth assistant basketball coach. Yvette Nicole Brown will play Sherilyn, the no nonsense dean of the all-girls school.
A release date has not been set, yet.
Shiri Appleby is a special guest on the July 24 episode of the podcast MAMA SAID! You can download and listen to the podcast via Apple: Shiri Appleby Gets Spicy With The Spouse
Shiri Appleby Gets Spicy With The Spouse
July 24, 2019
Our work and home lives can become difficult to manage. Between careers and kids where do you find time for your spouse? Enter actor and mom Shiri Appleby. She joins Jamie and Jenna to talk about ways to find time for your spouse and to give your marriage the attention it deserves.
Learn more about the podcast:
About MAMA SAID
Actress Jamie-Lynn is teaming up with musician Jenna to talk about the hard subjects, embarrassing moments, and sticky situations we all face as parents! Jamie-Lynn manages being a mom to 2 boys while traveling and working. She’s been through it all and is here to help. Jenna is a stay-at-home mom of 2 and uses her research of all things mommy to share her best tips and tricks! Welcome to a safe place to confess your worst mommy sins, realize you’re not alone, and make you feel like you’re killing the mommy game!