FOX adds Rob Riggle for pregame show

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The folks at FOX have developed a tradition of providing game picks via a comedian.  This year, they’re providing a new comedian to provide the game picks.

Frank Caliendo announced earlier this month that he has left FOX after nine years.  During halftime of Sunday’s 49ers-Broncos game, FOX announced that Rob Riggle will take Caliendo’s place.

Riggle, 42, is a veteran of shows like Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show.  He has appeared in numerous films, and he hosted the ESPY Awards in July.

He also is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.  Riggle debuts on September 9.

Maybe for his first segment he’ll impersonate Caliendo impersonating John Madden.