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Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy

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Rob Riggles’s Ski Master Academy
Thursday, Aug. 23

What if actor Rob Riggle were a huge movie star who headlined a franchise of action films — think The Fast and the Furious on Jet Skis — and also ran a school that teaches water sports? That silly concept is the premise of this bonkers new comedy helmed by the former Daily Show correspondent, who plays a brash, fictional version of himself (above, with guest star Jamie-Lynn Sigler).

Following a series of terrible accidents at the academy, Riggle comes under scrutiny for his institution’s unsafe practices. “Rob is in danger of going to jail and having his academy shut down or bankrupted by his negligence,” explains executive producer Bennett Webber. More important, the events could also tank the global box office of his upcoming movie, Ski Master 6: Ski No Evil.

Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy

Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy

To mitigate potential fallout, Riggle gives a disastrous, all-day press conference to defend himself. “He uses a lot of distraction and double-speak blaming others,” continues Webber, noting that he was inspired by real-life press conferences gone awry. Over eight episodes, the action flips between Riggle’s cringe-worthy media Q&A and the sometimes fatal incidents of the summer.

Along the way, we’ll meet a variety of characters who will at turns help and hurt Riggle, including former NFL pro Brian Urlacher (playing himself), who opens a canoe camp that encroaches on the school’s turf; a vengeful ghost (Jamie Chung); and the very tan celebrity chef Gaston Lebone (Haley Joel Osment, above), who nearly ruins Riggle’s birthday bash. Executive producer Jonathan Stern says all the notable guest stars — David Arquette and Dermot Mulroney also play themselves—were game to get goofy, “no questions asked.” They were simply following Riggle’s lead. Says Stern, “Once you put Rob Riggle on a Jet Ski, the rest comes naturally.”

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