Pete Holmes To Star In New CBS Comedy Smallwood Debuting Mid-Season

Holmes plays a regular Midwestern guy trying to keep his life out of the gutter in this new comedy based on pro bowler Tom Smallwood's life.
Posted on May 19, 2021 | 07:00am
It's not easy to bowl a perfect game, but Tom Smallwood is certainly going to try. 

CBS has announced a brand new comedy set for a mid-season debut called Smallwood, based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood's life.

The series stars Pete Holmes as Tom, a stoic Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. 

As a skilled player, Tom knows 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, Tom begins his new career with the loving okay 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 Bowler circuit, but right now, the pins are set, he's taking his second shot and it's 300 or bust! 

Mark Gross, David Hollander, and Brian D'Arcy James serve as executive producers for CBS Studios. Mark Cendrowski directed the pilot from a script by Gross.

Stay tuned for more information about Smallwood, premiering mid-season on CBS and the CBS app.