Kelly Rowland Will Co-Star In CBS’ Two-Hour Sports Comedy Special, Pickled. The international celebrity will compete in a humorous pickleball competition alongside 15 other well-known people, including Aisha Tyler, Jimmie Allen, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Will Ferrell. (According to USA Pickleball, pickleball incorporates aspects of ping-pong, badminton, and tennis.)
Rowland and Murray Bartlett will be teammates on Team Dink Floyd.
Pickled will be available to stream on Paramount+ when it airs on CBS on November 17 at 9 p.m. ET. The tournament will be hosted by Stephen Colbert, and proceeds will go to Comic Relief US.
You’ll like seeing these celebs help people by playing pickleball, Colbert said, adding that if you also love celebrities, pickleball, and helping others, you’ll love this show. Colbert is also producing the program alongside his firm Spartina, Funny Or Die, and CBS Studios.
“Funny Or Die is really pleased to present Pickled. To assist Comic Relief US and to increase the number of Pickleball stories on everyone’s newsfeed, we all joined together with Stephen Colbert, CBS, and our celebrity players, according to Mike Farah, CEO of Funny Or Die.
“Comic Relief US is happy to be a part of this extraordinary entertainment event to benefit the millions of children and families living in poverty,” said Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US. We are grateful to Spartina, CBS, Funny Or Die, the brilliant Stephen Colbert, and all of our celebrity pals who will now be able to play pickleball for a good cause.
Prior to the Nov. 25 release of the Paramount+ original film Fantasy Football, Rowland made an appearance in Pickled.
The movie also features Marsai Martin and Omari Hardwick in lead roles.
Rowland plays Keisha Coleman in Fantasy Football, the mother of Callie (Martin), a 16-year-old who learns she can direct her NFL star dad Bobby Coleman (Hardwick) on the field with EA Sports Madden NFL 23.
Rowland co-starred with Marlon Wayans and Priah Ferguson in the Netflix original film The Curse of Bridge Hollow in September.