Actor/comedian John Leguizamo has been given the green light for a comedy show pilot based on his own life.

The Moulin Rouge! star will headline the untitled half-hour project for U.S. network ABC, focusing on his life as a husband, father and 'fish out of water' living in the exclusive Upper West Side neighbourhood in New York.

The project marks Leguizamo's latest shot at Abc - last year (12), his comedy pilot Kings of Van Nuys never received a series pickup from the network.