“Saturday Night Live” veterans Rob Riggle and Jane Curtin joined Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot “48 Hours ‘Til Monday.”
Riggle stars as Charlie Bishop on the series, which chronicles one husband’s desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell. Curtin plays Louise McGill, grandmother to Charlie’s three children. Both actors will be series regulars, should the comedy go to series.
Charlie’s character is described as an over-committed yet blindly confident father who is happily married and the father to three kids. At work all week, Charlie relies on weekends to reconnect with his family and be the kind of “hands-on” father he didn’t have growing up. Louise, meanwhile, is a relaxed woman more than willing to babysit her three grandchildren, though she might also take off and leave them to fend for themselves.
In addition to starring on “SNL,” Riggle has been a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and co-starred as the President of the Navy on Adult Swim’s live-action procedural send up “NTSF:SD:SUV.” But Riggle is perhaps best known for his film credits, including “The Hangover,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “22 Jump Street” and “Step Brothers,” just to name a few.
WME and Principato-Young Entertainment represent him.
In addition to starring on NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show, Curtin is well known for playing Allie Barsky on CBS’s hit 1980s sitcom “Kate & Allie.” Affectionately referred to as “the Queen of Deadpan,” Curtin has more recently taken drama roles on television, including on TNT’s “The Librarians” and “Unforgettable,” which started on CBS but moved over to A&E for Season 4.
On the big screen, Curtin starred opposite Dan Aykroyd in the 1993 comedy “Coneheads,” based off of their “SNL” sketch of the same name. More recently, she appeared in Paul Feig‘s cop comedy “The Heat,” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
ICM Partners represents the actress.
Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan and Charlie Grandy (“Mindy Project”) are executive producing “48 Hours ‘Til Monday,” with Grandy penning the pilot script. Universal Television is producing.