Ever thought you could take NBA great Scottie Pippen one-on-one?
Fox intends to let select amateurs test themselves against current and former top athletes Pippen, New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski and Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin on new summer special “Beat the Champions,” which will be hosted by “SNL” alumFinesse Mitchell.
Here’s how Fox will level the playing field: “The champs will be faced with increasingly absurd and hilarious handicaps, while the amateurs will be given increasing levels of assistance,” the network explained.
Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell has been tapped for a recurring role on HBO’s new comedy pilot Brothers In Atlanta, written by and starring former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writers/performers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Maya Rudolph and Jaden Smith also will appear in the pilot. The story centers on best friends Langston (Riddle) and Moose (Salahuddin), who are two struggling entertainers living in Atlanta. Mitchell will play Walter, one of the backup singers to Shirle (Rudolph) and a nemesis to Moose (Salahuddin). Mitchell, repped by ICM Partners and Factory Management, is currently shooting a guest starring role in Cameron Crowe’s Showtime pilot Roadies.In addition to SNL, his previous credits include Disney’s A.N.T. Farm and BET/ Centric’s According To Him & Her.
Luis Guzman and Finesse Mitchell are hitting the road with Cameron Crowe and Showtime. The “Boogie Nights” star and “Saturday Night Live” alum have been cast as recurring guest stars for new pay-TV pilot “Roadies.” - See more at: http://www.thewrap.com/luis-guzman-snl-alum-finesse-mitchell-cast-as-recurring-guests-on-showtimes-roadies/#.dpuf