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Rob Lowe is leaving Parks and Recreation, but the actor might still be staying at NBC. The network reportedly put in a production commitment for a new project called The Pro starring Lowe as a tennis player.
Sitcom veterans Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory (Fraiser, The Larry Sanders Show) are writing the single-camera format comedy, reports Deadline, which first reported the news. The duo will also be the showrunners, with Todd Holland directing.
The Pro will have Lowe playing “Big Ben” Bertrahm, a former tennis doubles champion whose career torpedoed and because of bad investment,s he’s had to take a job at a tennis and golf club. While there, he tries to make friends among America’s 1 percent.
The project is being developed under Lowe’s development deal with NBC, which they agreed to when he made his departure from Parks and Rec official. It will be a co-production between ABC Studios and Universal TV.
Fans of Lowe will also see the actor in National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy next month.