John Leguizamo Signs Development Deal With ABC For Sitcom Based On His Life In New York City

John Leguizamo Lands ABC Development Deal

Actor and very funny comedian John Leguizamo has just landed a development deal with ABC and ABC Studios, according to

The versatile Colombian-American star has been on ER and The Kill Point but this would be the first time he would be starring in a comedy series. Leguizamo will serve as executive producer along with his manager Jeff Golenberg, David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

The single-camera sitcom will be based on his life in New York City. Search is still underway for a writer to pen the comedy project, according to

2012 is proving to be a busy and successful year for Leguizamo.

Currently, Leguizamo is on a U.S. tour for his 5th one-man show, Ghetto Klown, after a successful stint on Broadway.

In an interview with MTV Tr3s, he assured his readers that he was staying true to his theater roots too with a new all-Spanish version of his hit play Ghetto Klown, the revamp will be sending him all the way to South America.

"I'm going to Colombia to do a Spanish version of Ghetto Klown," he explained. "It's really wild. I've been working three or four months to translate it. It’s like I'm re-conquering my heritage."

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