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CBS greenlights Rob Riggle pilot

Former 'Daily Show' correspondent starring in "Team Spitz"

CBS has picked up a comedy pilot starring former "Daily Show" correspondent Rob Riggle.

Written by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, "Team Spitz" is a multicamera ensemble comedy centered on a bombastic high school football coach played by Riggle.

Sony TV, which developed the project, is exec producing with CBS TV Studios.

Martin and Schiff are executive producing with Tantamount's Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz as well as Peter Principato and Paul Young.

CBS had being pursuing Riggle for a while. The network  inked a talent holding deal with the comedian in 2008 and cast him in a recurring role on comedy series "Gary Unmarried" last year.