‘Last Comic’ laffs at ABC

Web inks talent holding/development deal with Heffron

John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone.

Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project.

If Heffron ends up in a project specifically developed for him, manager Peter Rosegarten will serve as a producer.

As part of his reward for winning the second installment of the Peacock’s 2004 hit “Comic,” Heffron landed a development deal with NBC and its sister studio. Net ultimately didn’t move forward with a project, leaving Heffron free to pursue other possibilities.

It didn’t help matters that NBC decided to rush a third installment of “Comic” just weeks after Heffron won the title. Heffron didn’t win the next competition, making his reign as the “Last Comic Standing” impossibly brief.

Heffron has been touring virtually nonstop for the past 65 weeks.

More TV

  • Paul Bettany2017 Lincoln Center Corporate Fund

    'The Crown': Paul Bettany in Talks to Play Prince Philip

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • Rihanna France Concert Canceled

    Rihanna to Perform at Grammys With DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • Lori Mccreary and Gary Lucchesi PGA

    How Harvey Weinstein Drove the PGA to Combat Sexual Harassment on Set

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • ABC Logo

    ABC Orders Tim Doyle Comedy Pilot

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • TV Review: ‘Planet Earth: Blue Planet

    TV Review: ‘Planet Earth: Blue Planet II’ on BBC America

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

  • Jeff Zucker

    Jeff Zucker Has 'No Interest' In ESPN Job

    John Heffron was NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” — but now he’s sitting down to develop a sitcom for ABC and Touchstone. Alphabet and its sister studio have inked Heffron to a talent holding/development deal. Six-figure pact calls for the studio to either develop a project for Heffron or cast him in another project. If Heffron […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content