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Rob Lowe leaving Parks And Recreation to take up tennis comedy

Rob Lowe’s upcoming departure from Parks And Recreation now makes slightly more sense, besides the fact that his and Rashida Jones’ characters are graciously taking their “raising a baby” storyline to the nearby town of Tropeville. Lowe is in talks to head up his own single-camera workplace comedy on NBC, The Pro, from sitcom vets Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory, with Lowe starring as a former tennis champ fallen on hard times who’s forced to ply his Rob Lowe charms on the members of his local tennis club. NBC has already given The Pro a production commitment, meaning it jumped immediately at the prospect of keeping Rob Lowe in shorts as part of its primetime lineup. Presumably that was the entirety of the pitch. Either that, or, “It’s like Eastbound And Down, only with tennis and not being an asshole.” 

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