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

02/08/2012 06:44 pm ET

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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