Actor Steve Schirripa has become the latest cast member of The Sopranos to land a role in a primetime sitcom.

Schirripa, who plays BOBBY 'BACALA' BACALLIERI on the hit series, has signed a deal with Disney's TOUCHSTONE TV to star in a comedy based on his book A GOOMBA'S GUIDE TO LIFE, which is about stereotypes of Italian-Americans.

The production company is currently searching for a writer to adapt the book for television.

Drea de Matteo, who recently left The Sopranos, is now starring alongside Matt Le Blanc in his FRIENDS spin-off JOEY.

25/10/2004 02:52