'Dancing with the Stars 2' finalist Jerry Rice gets into 'The Game'
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/19/2007
Jerry Rice hasn't caught a pass since 2005, but the NFL's all-time leading receiver is still finding plenty to keep himself busy these days.
The CW has announced that Rice, who finished third on the second season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, participated in last season's premiere of Spike TV's Pros vs. Joes, and has already lined up a guest-starring appearance on CBS' The Class, will also appear as a guest star on the Monday, February 5 episode of The Game, which will air at 9PM ET/PT.
Rice will play himself in the episode, titled "The Iceman Cometh," in which Derwin, a fictional professional football player played by Pooch Hall, earns the attention of a high-profile manager despite seeing his fictoinal team be eliminated from the playoffs.
Rice's The Game appearance will be his second on primetime television that day, as he is also scheduled to appear on the Monday, February 5 episode of The Class at 8:30PM ET/PT. Surprise, surprise, not only is February 5 the fifth night of the important February 2007 Nielsen Media Research ratings sweeps period, but it's also the day after CBS' Sunday, February 4 broadcast of the three-time champion's former semi-regular primetime stage -- Super Bowl XLI. At least his appearances on The Class and The Game are on at different times.