Rob Lowe’s NBC tennis comedy pilot The Pro is beginning to round out its cast. THR reports that Rob Riggle has signed on to star opposite Lowe as Bobby Welch, the former doubles champion opposite Ben Bertram (Lowe) who reunites with his partner “after a public feud that left them both floundering in life.” More info on Riggle’s character:
Riggle’s Bobby comes to the tennis and golf shop as the new head pro – much to Ben’s chagrin. Following their split, Bobby went on to have an illustrious career and brags about his lifestyle. However, now he’s dirt poor and living in a youth hostel and the duo wind up becoming co-pros at the club.
So Rob vs. Rob. Sounds like the perfect role for Riggle, who can pull off the all-American hero just as well as the raging lunatic. Riggle’s most recent television roles include appearances on NTSF:SD:SUV::, Drunk History, and Modern Family, and he was announced to star in a Modern Family spin-off that’s since been put on hold. He also plays a set of twins in Dumb and Dumber To, which is set to premiere in theaters this November.