Ricky Martin to develop and star in network show
July 31st, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Ricky Martin to develop and star in network show

Prepare to see a whole lot more of Ricky Martin.

The entertainer, who's currently acting in “Evita” on Broadway, has just inked a talent holding deal with NBC Universal's Universal Television to develop and star in his own network show as well as specials.

The announcement was made on Monday with Universal Television's Executive Vice President Bela Bajaria saying in a statement that Martin “is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular.”

“Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway," Bajaria continued, "Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way - and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume."

Of course, this won’t be Martin’s first major television close-up: He appeared on the soap opera “General Hospital” in the mid-'90s.

He’s also had previous stints on Broadway ("Les Miserables") and on the big screen (the 1999 horror flick “Idle Hands”).

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  1. Vito

    I like Dean Martin better.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. tooch

    i don' like ricky martin

    August 1, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. who are we?


    August 1, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. miguel

    peaches are delicious this time of year.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. veets

    Peaches are delicious this time of year.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. anthony

    peaches are delicious this time of year.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sokman

    Menudo sucked

    July 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fritzy

    Well, he makes me feel all tingly! I just love him with a mustache, too. He's simply delicious!

    July 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. red wolf

    He looks like he belong in a western with that moustache.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • LucyRicardo

      I agree - an evil villain from the West and that goatee. He is not aging well either. If he looks like this now, imagine in just 10 years.

      July 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr.Ed

      That's bc he is putting the wrong thing in his mouth. Instead of a cuc.u.mber he should switch to a peach. @ Fritzy..that goes for you as well.

      July 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fritzy

      Well, thank you for your concern, Mr Ed. I tried girls when I was young. I didn't like that warm & fuzzy feeling, if you get my drift. lol

      July 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr.Ed

      Ahhh yes I do. Whatever float your boat dude..lmao.

      July 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sissy


    July 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |

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