“Grown Ups” star Kevin James will be returning to the small screen after five years as cited by Hollywoodreporter.com. He was last seen in a TV production when he portrayed Doug Heffernan in the hit series “The King of Queens”. James has finalized a deal with Lionsgate, which will develop a small-screen project for the comedian to star in and produce.
James’ comedy sitcom will be sold to a network with an initial 10 episodes that will be subjected to a certain ratings threshold. If successful, the show will be automatically pushed forward for an additional 90 episodes.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer says:
“We’re delighted to be in the Kevin James business and, on a personal level, I’m pleased to reunite with my star from ‘The King of Queens’,”
“Kevin is exactly the kind of versatile and entrepreneurial acting, producing and writing talent with whom we like to partner. He has a tremendous track record in both the film and TV business, and we look forward to partnering with him on a wide range of projects in the years to come.”
In addition to his small screen production being picked up, the overall deal with Lionsgate includes the development of big screen projects for the actor to star in and produce. Details about his upcoming sitcom are not available yet, GeekShizzle will keep you posted.