Newswire: Realizing he’s now Hollywood’s last surviving 60-plus celebrity, Tony Danza signs on for new show
As 2016 continues to tear through the senior celebrity biosphere like a Grim Reaper clutching a copy of Where The Stars Live in its withered, bony claw, networks are forced further and further afield to seek out still-extant aging actors to fill out the requisite grandparent roles in their upcoming shows. To that end, NBC has tapped former sitcom megastar and still-alive person Tony Danza—a man whose wide comedy repertoire includes both breathing and walking around—to co-star in a new show from My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope‘s Greg Garcia.
The project in question: Sebastian, an attempt to give Italian-American stand-up comic (and one-time survivor of Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour) Sebastian Maniscalco the standard sitcom treatment. Danza will play Maniscalco’s father, responsible for instilling his son with “old-school values” (shudder) that are out of step with the modern world.
The new series …