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

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.