ABC Back in Business With John Leguizamo — After Rejecting One Project, the Network Orders a Different One

Dec 13, 2012  •  Post A Comment

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.

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