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Why Rob Lowe Passed on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Joined ‘Parks and Rec’ and Boarded ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’

Why Rob Lowe Passed on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Joined ‘Parks and Rec’ and Boarded ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’

Rob Lowe has cut quite a path through primetime during the 20-plus years since he joined “The West Wing.”

He turned down “Grey’s Anatomy,” but landed in the ensemble of “Parks and Recreation.” He sold a show about chasing Bigfoot with his sons to A&e Network. From 2003 to 2018 he was also a regular or recurring on series “Code Black,” “The Grinder,” “Californication,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Dr. Vegas” and “The Lyon’s Den.” Then there was the scene-stealing turn as a plastic surgeon in 2013’s “Behind the Candelabra,” and roles in U.K. episodic series productions including 2005’s “Beach Girls,” 2015’s “You, Me and the Apocalypse” and 2019’s “Wild Bill.”

Last year, Lowe landed his biggest hit yet as a TV leading man when he moved into Ryan Murphy’s orbit as the star of Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star.” In the spinoff of the procedural about emergency responders, Lowe plays Owen Strand,

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