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Update: Actor-comedian Pete Holmes to play lead, Chi McBride to co-star in CBS pilot for comedy TV series based on Tom Smallwood’s life

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:00 pm
Tom Smallwood after winning the 2021 PBA Players Championship Central region stepladder. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Note: This story originally posted March 2, 2021. Update April 8, 2021: Chi McBride has been cast as a lead opposite Pete Holmes in CBS’ untitled comedy pilot based on the life of PBA Tour champion Tom Smallwood, Deadline.com reported Thursday in this story. Deadline.com reported that McBride will play Archie, the owner of Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry. Archie is described as “both Tom’s (Holmes) mentor and longstanding father-figure. His direct and...