If you're distraught over the lack of Brad Paisley among this year's CMA Awards hosts, rest easy knowing that one of country music's funniest stars is is slated to star in and executive produce Fish Out of Water, a half-hour comedy series with a script commitment from Amazon.
Per Variety, "The series is described as a 'Larry Sanders take on celebrity vanity projects' and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at Paisley's struggle to keep a simple little fishing show from turning into his own personal Fyre Festival."
Paisley will be reunited with two names from ABC's The Gong Show reboot: executive producers Will Arnett and AD Miles. Additional executive producers include Paisley's manager Bill Simmons as well as Peter Principato, Marc Forman and Kendal Marcy.
Paisley co-judged The Gong Show reboot in 2017 alongside Jason Sudeikis and Sharon Osbourne. According to IMDB, Paisley also gained some sitcom experience from a trio of appearances in Jim Belushi's According to Jim, which starred his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, in 2002 and 2003 and in a 2014 episode of Two and a Half Men. Other experience includes one television drama role (he played Ricky Nelson in a 2004 episode of American Dreams) and multiple opportunities to voice animated characters, dating back to a 2003 episode of King of the Hill.
Country fans knew Paisley's acting chops and comedic timing long before 2014 thanks to such music videos as "Waiting on a Woman," co-starring Andy Griffith, and an 11-year run as a CMA Awards co-host from 2008- 2018.