Although he lost the Dancing with the Stars crown to soap actress Kelly Monaco, John O'Hurley's television future is so bright that viewers may have to order a pair of authentic Air Force sunglasses from the J. Peterman Company.
O'Hurley, who famously played the eccentric catalog mogul on Seinfeld, found new love from fans when he waltzed out onto the Dancing floor. His handsome looks and magnetic personality were showcased in the reality competition, and as a result, he became recognized as more than just a supporting actor on someone else's sitcom. "I am now being called a dancer," he says. "I have always been called Peterman."
GBC Entertainment took notice of O'Hurley's talent and charisma, and has agreed to produce a reality series starring the fleet-footed actor. "We're going to do an unscripted comedy playing on John's improv skills," says executive producer Brant Pinvidic. "Everybody who watched Dancing could see he's a really genuinely funny person. We want to give him a chance to use those skills."
The series, which has yet to be pitched to networks, will follow O'Hurley through his everyday life. Word has it that the show will give much insight into O'Hurley's job at the real J. Peterman Company, where he became a partner after playing Peterman on Seinfeld.