John Stamos Wins Lead Role in NBC Legal Drama

by | February 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM | TV News

John Stamos (Photo: Getty Images)

Sturdy John Stamos has been tapped for yet another TV role — this time as the title character in a prospective legal drama being eyed by NBC.

Stamos, 49, has been cast for the lead role in a show tentatively titled “I Am Victor,” according to various stories on the Web, including this one on TVLine.com.

The character is a divorce attorney — high-powered, of course — who has developed his own “unique view of relationships,” according to the TVLine story. Presumably, he comes by this “unique view” from his vantage point as an advocate for various parties involved in complicated divorces.

The show — for which a pilot has been ordered by NBC — is from producers Katie Jacobs and Mark Goffman, who have worked on “House” and “White Collar,” respectively. What that means is: You can potentially expect “Victor” to possess characteristics of “House” — in which the focal point was a cynical central character — and “White Collar,” whose central conflict between an FBI agent (Tim DeKay) and a conman (Matt Bomer) he works with to catch other conmen is presented in a fairly light-hearted way.

We even feel confident in saying that the pitch for “I Am Victor” probably billed the show as a combination of “House” and “White Collar” (though we weren’t there, obviously).

Stamos is seen currently in a recurring role on “The New Normal” on NBC.