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morjana
August 25th, 2004, 10:33 PM
From Reuters TV News (via Yahoo News):

Entertainment - Reuters TV

Kevin Sorbo Going for Laughs in ABC Deal
By Cynthia Littleton

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After nearly a dozen years in action-adventure land, Kevin Sorbo is ready to segue to the lighter side of television.

Sorbo, star of the syndicated first-run dramas "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," has inked a deal with ABC that calls for the network to develop a comedy project for the actor, ABC confirmed.

Sorbo is no stranger to the sitcom genre. He's been building up his comedy chops during the past few seasons by doing guest shots on sitcoms, including ABC's "According to Jim" and "Hope & Faith," during his hiatus period from "Andromeda," which is heading into its fifth and final season this fall.

"I love the sitcom format -- I like the experience of doing a miniature play each week," Sorbo said.

The actor has just started the process of meeting with producers and writers. He's open to a range of concepts but is partial to engaging another one of his passions by doing something set in the world of sports a la ABC's long-running "Coach."

"I'm not Jerry Lewis. I don't really do the fall-down stuff," Sorbo said. "I like the kind of observational humor that George Carlin does. They can surround me with wacky (characters) and I'll be the sane one who anchors the group."

Sorbo first gained fame as the star of "Hercules," which began as a series of syndicated TV movies that aired in 1994 and evolved into a hit weekly series that ran from January 1995 to November 1999. The sci-fi drama "Andromeda" bowed in fall 2000. Sorbo's other sitcom credits include appearances on CBS' "Cybill," NBC's "Just Shoot Me" and multiple episodes of ABC's "Dharma & Greg."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter



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Supreme Commander Thor
August 25th, 2004, 11:16 PM
Wow. That could be either a funny thing or a really bad thing. Just depends on what he ends up with. I think it will have to be something super funny though for him to be as popular as he was in the Hercules days.

vikingjedi
August 30th, 2004, 12:37 AM
I wonder if thats the end of Andromeda then?

morjana
August 30th, 2004, 07:04 AM
I wonder if thats the end of Andromeda then?

Yes, the fifth season is the last.

Morjana

Jprime
August 30th, 2004, 10:23 AM
THANK GOD.

Your welcome Jp, you son of a gun!

Elwe Singollo
August 30th, 2004, 01:19 PM
I think Andromeda has run its course anyway, whatever that means... Haha, but newho, i don't think i can handle another finale like the one in S4 :rolleyes: