Mark Consuelos may soon be moving on up to Manhattan’s Upper West Side…
ABC is thisclose to closing on a script deal for a comedy that will star the 41-year-old half-Mexican actor and former All My Children star.
Executive produced by Consuelos and his wife, Live With Kelly & Michael host Kelly Ripa, the half-hour project will be written by Peter Murrieta.
Produced by ABC Studios, the comedy centers on a blue-collar handyman from Queens (Consuelos) who enters the wealthy world of New York City’s Upper West Side, where he and his son become part of a non-traditional family unit.
This marks the second time ABC and ABC Studios are developing a comedy starring Consuelos. Two years ago, the network bought Port Love, a workplace comedy written by Jeffrey Hodes and Nastaran Dibai.
Consuelos, who rose to acclaim as the hunky Mateo Santos on All My Children, is currently recurring on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum. He’s previously guest-starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch and Friends.
Meanwhile, this is the second broadcast project this season for Murrieta, who also has a semi-autobiographical multi-generational family show currently set up at NBC. He served as showrunner on the first three seasons of the Disney Channel’s Emmy-winning Wizards Of Waverly Place.