"Dante," has signed Morris Chestnut ("Boyz N the Hood," "Ladder 49") to star as the title character, a pro football player whose outsized sense of entitlement often puts him out of touch with reality.
Tony Cox ("Bad Santa") has also signed on to the cast, playing Chestnut's uncle.
"Just Shoot Me" creator Steven Levitan and John Immeseote, a former ad executive who created the Leon character (played by Nigel Thatch in the Budweiser ads), wrote the pilot script. Levitan is also executive producing, with Immeseote getting a co-exec producer credit. The show received a put pilot commitment -- meaning NBC would have had to pay a penalty if the pilot hadn't been produced -- in October.