The unscripted show would have the duo trying their hands at a variety of jobs, ranging from line cook to substitute teacher.
One is a licensed physician-turned-comedian and actor. The other is an NBA legend. Neither of them has ever been a kindergarten substitute teacher — but they might be, if a TBS pilot goes to series.
Ken Jeong and Shaquille O'Neal will star in the cable network's pilot Unqualified, which will follow them as they try their hands at a variety of jobs. The show, from Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's Abso Lutely Productions, puts Jeong and O'Neal together for a second time on TBS: They faced off on the cabler's rap-battle show Drop the Mic in April, which was the show's most-watched episode of season two.
"These guys made magic on Drop The Mic together. Their chemistry is undeniable," said Michael Bloom, senior vp unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT. "And no doubt that magic will extend to the unwitting people who expect anything to get done when they show up."