Spike TV is tackling a college football comedy pilot. “Blue Mountain State” follows three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State who “must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.”
Former NFL running back-turned-actor Ed Marinaro stars as the team’s coach. Darin Brooks (“Days of Our Lives”) plays Alex, a talented quarterback content to ride the bench while partying with his best friend, Sammy (co-writer Chris Romano), who aspires to be the school’s mascot. Sam Jones III (“ER”) plays Craig, the school’s top recruit and future pro whose life already is mapped out for him by his controlling girlfriend, Denise (Gabrielle Dennis).
Brian Robbins (“Varsity Blues”) is executive producing and will direct the pilot, which goes into production in February. Romano co-wrote the pilot with Eric Falconer (“The Sarah Silverman Program”)