John Leguizamo Gets New ABC Show

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John Leguizamo, the Golden Globe nominee and Drama Desk winning actor is giving ABC another try. ABC network has handed out a pilot order to an untitled half-hour comedy project co-created by the comedian-actor based on his life as a husband, father and fish out of water living in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City. Leguizamo will star. I hope the directors will allow the brilliant Leguizamo to be Leguizamo and not a watered down TV synthetic. (Think Margret Cho’s All American Girl disaster).

Woven into Leguizamo world are his privileged wife, his friends from his life back in the Bronx, his mother and grandfather who try to keep him grounded in his Latin roots and his own kids, who he worries are getting spoiled and losing touch with reality.

David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Jeff Golenberg will serve as executive producers on the comedy from ABC Studios and Mandeville.

As soon as a title is announced we will report back. I saw Leguizamo in Freak in New York. It was unbelievable and insightful performance. I hope his show will allow us to see inside this very talented actors world.

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LEGUIZAMO  HAS CO-STARED IN OVER 75 FILMS AS WELL AS PRODUCED 10 FILMS.

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