MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - DECEMBER 12: Rob Lowe is a presenter at the 2014 Breakthrough Prizes Awarded in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center on December 12, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for MerchantCantos)
Photo: Steve Jennings/2013 Getty Images
In what must be literally the most exciting sitcom news today, NBC has ordered Rob Lowe’s single-cam The Pro to pilot. According to the show’s logline, “Lowe stars as a former doubles champion who is reunited with his ex-partner after a public feud that left them both floundering in life.” A faded tennis star! What a great use of Lowe’s excellent physique, superb comedic timing and underlying current of sinewy desperation.