“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” must be John Leguizamo’s personal mantra…
ABC has lined up another half-hour project starring the 48-year-old Colombian American actor and comedian only days after passing on his King of Van Nuys comedy pilot for a second time.
Leguizamo’s new project would be based on his life as a husband, father and fish out of water on New York City’s upper West Side.
Intertwined into this world will be 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.
Leguizamo will co-write the story for the untitled single-camera comedy with former Family Guy executive producer Chris Sheridan., who will write the teleplay and executive produce the project with Leguizamo.
The project has been in the works since early February when Leguizamo signed a development deal with ABC and ABC Studios with the intent of developing a single-camera comedy inspired by his professional, personal and family life in New York City.