NBC to rope in 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin for a sitcom

MUMBAI: It's not just a phenomenon on the Indian shores, even in the Hollywood actors cave in to the Television reach. While Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are producing a sitcom, Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has signed a deal with NBC to develop several projects, including a possible sitcom in fall 2004.


According to the Variety Magazine report, Culkin is in talks with Conan O'Brien, The Late Night host, for a joint venture.


According to the media reports, the NBC spokesman Kevin Reilly offered that they aren't planning a conventional show for Culkin; they are working on something that is a little offbeat and something surprising.

This isn't the first time that Culkin will be starring in television show; he has been on NBC's Will & Grace as a guest spot last season. Although he started off his career as a child actor, after the initial spark of brilliance, he has not been able to make a mark as an adult actor, although he always has had uncanny instincts as an actor. The media reports that NBC decided to strike a deal because they were sure about his skills as he did a great turn on Will & Grace. Unlike most child stars, he was able to figure out how to translate that talent to adulthood. 

Beside the forthcoming tele ventures, Culkin had starred in an independent film Party Monster, early this year. He also appeared onstage in Richard Nelson's Madame Melville, starring with Irene Jacob in London and Joely Richardson on Broadway, and will appear in United Artists' upcoming Saved opposite Jena Malone and Mandy Moore.

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