Building on its successful collaboration with Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, which has yielded late-night show Full Frontal and comedy series Detour, both already renewed, TBS is teaming with another popular former Daily Show correspondent, Rob Riggle.
The network has given a pilot order to Rob Riggle’s Sportsbook, a weekly late-night program showing the humor in the 24-hour digital cycle of sports, talk, news and entertainment, anchored from the “sports and entertainment capital of the world”: Las Vegas.
Riggle will host and executive produce the show, which aims to combine his love of sports with his comedy and improvisational skills. During the NFL season, he does Riggle’s Picks, an SNL-esque weekly comedy segment that airs on Fox NFL Sunday. (you can watch a music parody from one of his segments below)
Also executive producing Rob Riggle’s Sportsbook, which will film in Las Vegas, are Chris Pizzi, Principato-Young and IMG Original Content.
In addition to The Daily Show, Riggle did a stint on Saturday Night Live. His feature credits include Dumb and Dumber To, Let’s Be Cops, 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, The Lorax and The Other Guys. He is repped by Principato-Young, WME, and attorney Warren Dern.
Rob Riggle’s Sportsbook is part of TBS’ push into late-night. It includes breakout weekly show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which recently joined the network’s late-night staple, Conan.