Rob Lowe's NBC comedy pilot, 'The Pro,' has gained another Rob, as Rob Riggle has signed on for the role of Lowe's character's former tennis doubles partner, Deadline reports.
As we've previously reported, 'The Pro' is set at a country club, where Lowe's former tennis pro is working after having had a very public falling out with his former champion doubles partner. He's slowly charming his way back into the one percent's good graces, just in time for his old partner (Riggle), and now enemy, to arrive on the scene as the club's new head pro.
Riggle plays the perfect haughty antagonist we love to hate, as shown in his recurring role as Phil Dunphy's rival Gil Thorpe on 'Modern Family.' He and Lowe are sure to make hilarious rivals in this Battle of the Robs, and we can't wait to see their rivalry on the tennis court, in particular.
'The Pro' is a single-camera comedy written by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory ('The Larry Sanders Show'), and directed by Todd Holland ('Malcolm in the Middle'). Lowe will executive produce with showrunners Huyck and Gregory.
Aside from his recurring role on 'Modern Family', Riggle is best known from his time as a 'Daily Show' correspondant, and 'Saturday Night Live' cast member, and has appeared in such films as 'The Hangover,' '21 Jump Street,' and 'Step Brothers.'