An alum of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” who has been keeping busy with gigs on “The Daily Show” and “Fox NFL Sunday” is set to star in a new Fox comedy pilot.
Deadline.com reports that Rob Riggle will play the lead in the single-camera pilot “48 Hours ‘Til Monday.” Joining him as a co-star on the show will be another graduate of “SNL,” Jane Curtin.
The project comes from Universal TV and TBD Productions, with Charlie Grandy set to write and executive produce.
“’48 Hours’ chronicles husband and father of three Charlie’s (Riggle) desperate struggle not to let every weekend go completely to hell,” Deadline reports. “Curtin, repped by ICM Partners, will play Charlie’s cigarette-smoking mother-in-law, Louise, who, along with her husband, lives in his house and displays her relaxed attitude toward child-rearing when forced to babysit.”
Curtin was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players when “Saturday Night Live” premiered in 1975. Riggle had a run on the show from 2004-2005, followed by work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” from 2006-2008. In 2012 he became the replacement for Frank Caliendo for comedic segments on “Fox NFL Sunday.”
Riggle recently had a recurring role on ABC’s “Modern Family.”