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John Stamos In 'Dead Lawyers': Star Attached To Sony-Bought TV Series

John Stamos

First Posted: 08/02/11 05:52 PM ET Updated: 10/02/11 06:12 AM ET

Bouncing around in well-received guest roles since the end of "ER" in 2009, it looks like John Stamos will soon have a brand new, permanent TV home. And he'll be the series lead, to boot.

Deadline reports that Stamos is attached to star in "Dead Lawyers," a series pitch that was picked up by Sony following its failed development, eight years ago, for the Syfy channel. Stamos would play, according to the site, "a hotshot defense attorney is run over by a bus and finds himself in his own version of hell: a law firm on earth composed of other dead lawyers, all trying to right miscarriages of justice in order to redeem themselves."

Stamos has led a series before, though without much success; his "Jake In Progress," in which he played a New York publicist, lasted just one season, 2005-2006. He also featured as lead in "Thieves," which lasted just 10 episodes in 2001.

Since ER ended, he had a four episode guest run in "Glee," did a guest episode on "Law & Order: SVU." He's also done a number of TV movies in the past five years: "Raisin in the Sun," and "The Two Mr. Kissels" in 2008, and "Wedding Wars" in 2006. He'll also feature in the ensemble romcom, "New Year's Eve," later this year.

Later this month, Stamos will feature in a limited run of "Hairspray" in the Hollywood Bowl.

For more on the show, click over to Deadline.

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