"The Big Show Show": Paul "Big Show" Wight Set for Netflix Family Comedy

For those who've followed the career of professional wrestler Paul "Big Show" Wight, you know that Wight has proven that he can more than hold his on in front of the camera outside of the ring. Just look up the times he guest-appeared on NBC's Saturday Night Live (also impressive for his ability to hide a steel chair behind his back). For us, he was a wish-we-saw-more-of-him highlight from the second (and sadly, final) season of SYFY's brilliant Happy! – and of course, there's his work on the channel's horror-fantasy series Van Helsing. Let's not forget feature film Fighting With My Family, which blended the wrestling/entertainment and real worlds even further.

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That said, let's also not short-change the mic work he's done over the years – from his pre-WWE days to his time on Raw and SmackDown – that require a decent amount of improv and thespian skill. So it's no surprise that Netflix has given a greenlight to The Big Show Show, a 10-episode half-hour family comedy series starring Wight, Allison Munn (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn), Reylynn Caster (American Housewife), Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat), and Lily Brooks O'Briant (The Tick).

Developed by WWE Studios and writers Josh Bycel (Happy Endings) and Jason Berger (LA to Vegas), The Big Show Show shows us what happens when the teenage daughter of Big Show (Wight), a retired world-famous WWE Superstar, comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters. Quickly becoming outnumbered and outsmarted, Show is realizing that despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention.

Bycel and Berger will serve as showrunners, and executive produce alongside WWE Studios' Susan Levison and Richard Lowell. Filming on the series is set to begin on August 9, though a premiere date for the upcoming series hasn't been announced.

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