After almost two decades, Tony Danza is returning to a half-hour comedy series with a co-lead role opposite Sebastian Maniscalco in NBC’s multi-camera pilot Sebastianproduced by Greg Garcia.

The project, from CBS TV Studios and Garcia’s Amigos De Garcia Productions, was inspired by Maniscalco’s life. Written by Austen Earl and to be directed by Scott Ellis, it chronicles Sebastian’s (Maniscalco) old-school values, instilled by his opinionated Italian father (Danza), which are constantly put to the test by his new wife, her family, and the absurdities of the modern world. Earl and Maniscalco, who are friends, co-executive produce with Alix Jaffe. Garcia and Ellis executive produce.

Danza rose to fame with his co-starring role on the classic sitcom Taxi, which ended its run on NBC after starting on ABC. He went on to topline Who’s The Boss on ABC. After a couple of more comedy series gigs, Danza switched to drama with stints on ABC’s The Practice, which earned him an Emmy nomination, and CBS’ Family Law. This marks Danza’s first major TV series commitment since the end of Family Law in 2002.

Danza most recently starred in the Broadway musical comedy Honeymoon In Vegas, which was well received by critics. He was repped in the deal by his manager, Dan Farah, and CAA.