ABC Orders Pilot: “Kings of Van Nuys” Starring John Leguizamo

Dustin Ybarra, John Leguizamo

ABC has given the green light to a new pilot, Kings of Van Nuys, starring John Leguizamo. The ABC Studios produced Kings of Van Nuys is about the misadventures of two streetwise brothers, Del (Leguizamo) and Rodney (Dustin Ybarra), and their aging abuelo (Christopher Lloyd) as they come up with outrageous, morally questionable get-rich quick schemes in their quest to be come millionaires. Co-starring in the pilot are Wendi McLenon-Cove and BJ Bales (Bridesmaids‘).

ABC originally ordered a pilot based on the British format Only Fools And Horses (a multi-camera comedy genre) last season. It didn’t make the cut but ABC head Paul Lee liked it enough to order a retooling. Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, who wrote the original pilot, penned a new version.

The network is now going ahead with shooting a new pilot after securing virtually the entire team from the original pilot, including the entire cast and director Ted Wass.

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