Leguizamo’s “Kings of Van Nuys” Gets a Second Chance at ABC

John Leguizamo is getting a second chance at a network television series…

ABC has given a formal green light to a new pilot for Kings of Van Nuys, starring the 48-year-old Colombian American actor.

John Leguizamo

The network first ordered a pilot for the multi-camera project, which is based on the British series Only Fools And Horses, last season. It missed the cut but ABC chief Paul Lee, a huge fan of the original, liked it enough to request a retooling of the pilot. Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, who penned the original pilot, wrote a new version. And as part of ABC’s ongoing commitment to the multi-camera comedy genre, Lee announced that Kings of Van Nuys would be re-piloted.

The network is now moving forward with plans to shoot a new pilot after securing virtually the entire team from the original, including the entire cast and director Ted Wass.

The ABC Studios-produced Kings of Van Nuys chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers, Del (Leguizamo) and Rodney (Dustin Ybarra), and their aging grandfather (Christopher Lloyd) as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires.