NBC Orders Rob Lowe Comedy Pilot ‘The Pro’

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Peacock also greenlights Wil Calhoun odd couple pilot 'Lifesaver'

NBC has given a pilot order to a comedy to star Rob Lowe as a former tennis pro who reunites with his ex-partner.

“The Pro” hails from scribes Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory (“King of the Hill”). Huyck, Gregory, Lowe (pictured), Todd Holland, Karey Burke and Marc Gurvitz are exec producing for ABC Studios and Universal TV.

The single-camera project is set in a tennis and golf club, where Lowe’s character and his former partner reunite after a public feud.

NBC has also added a multicamera project from scribe Wil Calhoun to its comedy pilot roster.

“Lifesaver,” from Universal TV, is billed as an odd couple comedy revolving around two friends who are polar opposites, and one has donated a kidney to the other.

Comedy vet Wil Calhoun penned the pilot and is exec producing with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan of Universal TV-based TBD Entertainment.

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  2. DavidSask says:

    Neither premise is intriguing!

  3. Maureen Murray says:

    I am thrilled that Rob Lowe will continue to grace my screen. He is a fabulous actor, whose depth and comedic timing showcase just a glimpse of his broad ranging skills. He is a marvelous orator and can debate his views with a masterful sense of confidence and conviction. I have followed his career for decades and I am pleased that his star continues to rise. I am very proud of his work and the determination he has with each new project. I know this will be a hit for all involved.

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