A TV and film veteran who has most recently been a part of the ensemble on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” has landed his own sitcom on the network.
TVLine reports that Rob Lowe will play the lead in a new comedy pilot about a dad who struggles with his own demons while trying to be a good parent to his teenage kids.
“The potential NBC comedy follows Lowe’s character, who dries out and returns to his hometown to issue mea culpas to his son and daughter, as well as to his ex-wife and her new family,” the story reports. “The part was written for the ‘West Wing’ vet, who partnered with the project’s writers/executive producers — Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory (‘Late Show with David Letterman’) — last year on ‘The Pro,’ another comedy pilot that was not chosen to proceed to series.”
Lowe left “Parks and Recreation” this year after four seasons on the show, the report notes.