Tahj Mowry to star in the CBS multi-camera bowling comedy How We Roll. He joins previously cast stars Pete Holmes, Chi McBride, and Katie Lowes.
The comedy comes from Holmes and is based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood’s life. It centers on a seemingly ordinary man named Tom (Holmes). However, after he gets laid off from the assembly line at the GM factory he decides to become a professional bowler.
As a skilled player, Tom knows that in bowling you get two chances; no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another one to make it right — the ultimate second chance. Keeping that in mind, he begins his new career with the loving OK from his wife, Jen (Katie Lowes), and the unfaltering support of Archie (Chi McBride), his mentor and the proud owner of Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry. It remains to be seen if Tom will strike it big on the pro bowlers circuit, but right now, the pins are set, he’s taking his second shot, and it’s 300 or bust.
Rondi Reed, Judy Kain, Amanda Perez, and Matt McCarthy have also been cast in recurring roles in the series.
Mowry will play Lew, Tom’s best friend who works at the bowling alley. He thinks it’s a good idea for Tom to go pro and for him to get a piece of the action as his manager.
Reed will portray Ruth, Jen’s boss, and the owner of Uptown Beauty Salon. Ruth is a no nonsense traditional woman, old school when it comes to hair styling and how she runs her salon.
Kain will play Mimi, a regular at the bowling alley. Sharp-witted and quick with comebacks, she knows everyone’s business and isn’t afraid to chime in on conversations.
Perez will portray Tia, a hair stylist at the beauty salon with Jen. She’s party girl who’s always up for a good time. But as wild as she gets, Tia is still a dear friend to Jen, and there to listen and offer love and support.
McCarthy will play Carl. Recently laid off from his factory job, Carl is Tom’s bowling nemesis and always around to trade insults and jabs.
How We Roll comes from writer Mark Gross and producers David Hollander and Brian D’Arcy James. The series is produced by CBS Studios with Gross, Hollander and D’Arcy James as executive producers. Mark Cendrowski directed the pilot.
How We Roll is set to premiere Thursday, March 31.