Shaquille O’Neal, Ken Jeong Team For Reality TV Comedy Pilot

This combination photo shows actor Ken Jeong at the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Crazy Rich Asians" in New York on Aug. 14, 2018, left, and retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O'Neal during an NBA basketball news conference in Miami on Dec. 22, 2016. TBS said it has ordered a reality series pilot that will test the pair’s ability to take on odd jobs. The pilot, with the working title “Unqualified,” could be the basis for a series if it impresses the channel. (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES — Shaquille O’Neal and Ken Jeong are trying out as comedy teammates.

TBS said it has ordered a reality series pilot that will test the pair’s ability to take on odd jobs.

The pilot, with the working title “Unqualified,” could be the basis for a series.

The concept: O’Neal and Jeong try to master jobs including mall rent-a-cop, substitute schoolteacher and train conductor.

TBS said basketball great and sports commentator O’Neal and doctor-turned-actor Jeong showed their chemistry when they appeared on the series “Drop The Mic.”

In a joint statement, O’Neal and Jeon said they are “built to hustle.”

Jeong’s credits include “Crazy Rich Asians,” ″The Hangover” and “Dr. Ken.”

O’Neal has appeared or done voice-overs in films including “Scary Move 4” and “The Lego Movie.”

Nov 5. 2018 - 10:55 AM PST
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