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‘Cousin’ Sal Iacono Joins Fox’s NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ to Star in Comedy Sketches (Exclusive)

Fox is rolling the dice on “Cousin” Sal Iacono, giving him a primetime showcase. The gambling expert and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” regular (he’s Kimmel’s real-life cousin) will be seen weekly on Fox’s “Thursday Night Football” pregame show starting Sept. 26.

Iacono will appear live this week from Green Bay, where the Packers are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. Iacono will then continue to be seen on all subsequent Fox pre-game shows throughout the season. He has been tasked to create and star in taped comedic sketches that will air before the primetime games on the network.

Iacono is a writer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and frequently seen on camera as well. At Fox, Iacono follows in the footsteps of his cousin Jimmy, who appeared regularly on Fox NFL Sunday before moving on to his eponymous ABC late night talk show. (Iacono was also occasionally seen in those Kimmel spots.

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