NEW YORK – Another cast member of "The Sopranos" is headed to a prime-time comedy. Steve Schirripa, who plays Bobby "Bacala" Bacallieri on the HBO series, has signed a deal with Disney's Touchstone TV to star in a comedy based on his book, 'A Goomba's Guide to Life.'
The production company is currently searching for a writer to adapt the book for television. The book is about stereotypes of Italian-Americans, or 'goombas.'
"The Sopranos" is scheduled to end its run after its next season.
Earlier this year, actress Drea de Matteo left the mob drama to star opposite Matt LeBlanc in his "Friends" spin-off, "Joey." De Matteo's character, Adriana, was killed in last season of "The Sopranos."