ABC Back in Business With John Leguizamo -- After Rejecting One Project, the Network Orders a Different One Deadline
John Leguizamo has been keeping the decision makers busy at ABC lately. Just days after passing -- for the second time -- on his comedy pilot "The Kings of Van Nuys," as we reported earlier this week, the network has ordered a different project from the actor.
Deadline.com reports that the new comedy project is based on Leguizamo’s life as a husband and father living in the privileged Upper West Side of Manhattan, far from his Latino upbringing in the Bronx, the story says.
Leguizamo will co-write the story for the untitled half-hour show with former "Family Guy" executive producer and co-showrunner Chris Sheridan, the piece adds. Sheridan will write the teleplay and executive produce with Leguizamo.
Leguizamo signed a deal in February with ABC and ABC Studios with the goal of developing a single-camera comedy project, the report notes. When the network took a pass a few days ago on “Kings of Van Nuys,” it cleared the way for the new project to move forward.