John Leguizamo could be appearing on the “Alphabet Network” in the near future.
The 47-year-old Colombian actor/comedian, currently appearing on the big screen in Katherine Heigl’s One for the Money, has signed a development deal with ABC and ABC Studios.
As part of the pact, Leguizamo will star in and executive produce a single-camera comedy inspired by his professional, personal and family life in New York City.
It would be the first comedy series for Leguizamo who previously co-starred on ER and The Kill Point and headlined the CBS drama pilot Edison.
The search is currently underway for a writer to pen the comedy project, which will likely be developed off-cycle given the timing of the deal.
Leguizamo, who will executive produce the show, will not be required to do an ABC pilot this season, but will be exposed to some and could take one on.
Leguizamo is currently touring the country with his fifth one-man show, Ghetto Klown, following a successful summer run on Broadway.
One of his previous stage shows, Freak, was broadcast by HBO and earned him an Emmy Award.