‘Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli Lands Title Role on ABC's ‘Saint Francis’ Pilot

'Sopranos' Michael Imperioli Lands Title Role on ABC's 'Saint Francis' Pilot

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He'll play a cop in the comedy project from Chris Moynihan (“Man Up”)

ABC has canonized Michael Imperioli.

The “Sopranos” actor will play Francis, the lead role in half-hour comedy pilot “Saint Francis.”

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Produced and written by Christopher Moynihan (“Man Up”), the project follows a blue-collar, no-nonsense, Long Island cop and family man, played by Imperioli, who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock.

Ron West and Kelly Kulchak executive produce the multi-camera comedy with Moynihan.

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Imperioli played Christopher Moltisanti on HBO's “The Sopranos” for six seasons. He'll next appear in a recurring role on the final season of Showtime's “Californication” in April. His other TV credits include NBC's “Law & Order,” ABC's “Detroit 1-8-7” and “Life on Mars.”

ICM, TMT Entertainment Group and Kraditor & Haber represent Imperioli.

  • Jerry Howe

    Are blue collar people in Long Island still that backward that they have difficulty in accepting the fact that a sister might be having a baby out of wedlock ?

    That is hard to believe. It sounds a little like Russia.

  • TwistedFictionPictures

    I think that's the point. There are still lots of pockets out there with people like that.
    Should be cool, I like Mike Imperioli.