1:16pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Rebecca Romijn Boards NBC's Rob Lowe Comedy (Exclusive)
Rebecca Romijn has found her next TV gig.
Six months after TNT pulled the plug on King & Maxwell, the actress has boarded NBC's Rob Lowe comedy The Pro, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy is set in and around a tennis and golf club pro shop and stars Lowe as Ben Bertrahm, a former doubles champion who is reunited with his ex-partner Bobby Welch (Rob Riggle) after a public feud that left them both floundering in life.
Romijn will play Margot, a driven but insecure and lovable 1 percenter who is a board member at the prestigious L.A. Tennis & Golf Club, taking lessons from Ben. She lost her husband in a heli-skiing accident when she was pregnant with Nathaniel, and though she dates, she's never gotten serious about any other man since then. Ben wouldn't mind breaking that streak.
Besides the X-Men actress recently starring in King & Maxwell, her other TV credits include Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SVU, Eastwick, Ugly Betty and Pepper Dennis. She's repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Edelstein Laird.
King of the Hill's Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory will pen the script for The Pro, with Lowe, Karey Burke, Marc Gurvitz and Todd Holland executive producing. Holland will also direct the pilot. Key & Peele's Colton Dunn, Parenthood's Rosa Salazar and Andrea Savage co-star.
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