X-Men hottie joins Rob Lowe’s new sitcom


“X-Men” babe Rebecca Romjin is headed back to the box.

Mrs Jerry O’Connell has joined the new Rob Lowe comedy “The Pro” over at NBC.

The actress, last seen on TNT’s “King & Maxwell”, will play a widow Lowe’s character – a former tennis pro – has his sights on.

Says The Hollywood Reporter :

The single-camera comedy is set in and around a tennis and golf club pro shop and stars Lowe as Ben Bertrahm, a former doubles champion who is reunited with his ex-partner Bobby Welch (Rob Riggle) after a public feud that left them both floundering in life.
Romijn will play Margot, a driven but insecure and lovable 1 percenter who is a board member at the prestigious L.A. Tennis & Golf Club, taking lessons from Ben. She lost her husband in a heli-skiing accident when she was pregnant with Nathaniel, and though she dates, she’s never gotten serious about any other man since then. Ben wouldn’t mind breaking that streak.

Hopefully Lowe has some luck with this one; while he’s had success in ensemble shows like “Parks & Recreation”, “The West Wing” and “Brothers & Sisters”, he hasn’t managed to snag an audience for any of his small-screen headline acts.