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Rob Lowe to be roasted by Comedy Central

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Comedy Central is turning up the heat on Rob Lowe.

The network announced on Thursday that its next Roast will put The Grinder alum in the hot seat. The previous special, which aired in 2015, torched Justin Bieber.

The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe will take place in Los Angeles at a date to be determined.

 “What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps,” said Lowe in a statement. “I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes recycled from the James Franco Roast. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of my family who have passed away and therefore will not have to endure what promises to be a very special evening.”

Lowe, who in recent years has starred in such shows as The West Wing and Parks and Recreation, saw his latest series, the critically admired Grinder, canceled last month after one season.

This will be the 15th roast that Comedy Central has aired. Past honorees include William Shatner, Joan Rivers, Donald Trump, and Charlie Sheen.

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