HOME ALONE star Macaulay Culkin has signed to star in his own sitcom on
American TV network NBC next year (04).
The 23-year-old actor has already met with LATE NIGHT host CONAN O'BRIEN -
a former writer on THE SIMPSONS - about the possibility of collaborating on a
NBC's development boss KEVIN REILLY says of Culkin, "We're going to use
him in an unconventional way. I don't think you'll see Macaulay as a
straight-down-the-middle romantic lead. I think you'll see him in something
surprising, a little
Macaulay's comic timing caught the attention of network bosses when he
took on a guest-starring role in hit sitcom WILL + Grace.
Reilly explains, "He came out and just did a great turn on that show. He
reminded everyone here that he possesses genuine talent.
"There are certain child stars who figure out how to translate that talent
to adulthood, and I think Macaulay's been waiting for the right time to come
back and re-emerge as a star."