ABC also passes on comedy pilot starring Kelly Preston and a gothic soap opera from Mark Gordon
John Leguizamo won't be coming to ABC anytime soon.
The network has taken a pass on the pilot "King John," which would have starred Leguizamo. Based on the actor's life "as a husband, father and fish out of water on the upper West Side of New York," the pilot also starred Luke Ganalon and Andrea Savage.
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ABC has also given the thumbs-down to two other pilots, including an untitled project from "Rude Awakening" producer Andrea Abbate, which would have starred Kelly Preston as Karey, the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts and narcissists.
"Gothica," a "sexy gothic soap" that would have given modern-day twists to the legends of Dracula, Frankenstein and others, is also not going forward. Mark Gordon ("Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") was among the series' executive producers.