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Rob Riggle to Star in Fox Comedy Pilot 'The Gabriels'

The "21 Jump Street" and "NTSF:SD:SUV" funnyman is in final negotiations to lead a neurotic family that lives in a community of over-sharers.

Rob Riggle
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Rob Riggle

After guest stints on Fox's New Girl and The Cleveland Show, Rob Riggle has landed a headlining gig on the network.

The funnyman is in final negotiations to star in the Fox comedy pilot The Gabriels, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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In the comedy about an introverted, neurotic Wisconsin family that lives in a community of over-sharers, Riggle will play Ken Gabriel, a childlike man with devilish energy.

The League's Justin Hurwitz and The Last Exorcism Part II's Andrew Gurland will write and executive produce the single-camera comedy from 20th Television.

In addition to his role on Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV and on the big screen in 21 Jump Street, the former Daily Show correspondent and Saturday Night Live player's credits include arcs on FX's Wilfred and ABC's Happy Endings and Gary Unmarried. He's repped by WME, Principato Young Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

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