Latin Grammy award-winner Ricky Martin will develop and star in his very first network television series.

Latin Grammy award-winner Ricky Martin will develop and star in his very first network television series. ((Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for GLAAD))

Ricky Martin to star in new NBC show

It’s true: Ricky Martin will be shaking his bon-bon in his very own television series.

NBC Universal Television has signed a deal with the multi-platinum recording artist that will allow the Puerto Rican star to star in his first network television series and develop one-of-a-kind small screen specials, Bela Bajaria, Executive Vice President of Universal Television, announced in a press release.

“Ricky is an iconic superstar who is as talented as he is popular,” said Bajaria. “Whether he’s performing before sold-out concert crowds, or starring on Broadway, where he is currently playing to SRO in ‘Evita,’ Ricky connects with his audience in a very palpable way – and we are thrilled that he will be adding TV star to his incredible resume.”

No further details regarding the plot or air date of Martin’s new show have been released.

Martin, who is currently starring in Broadway’s newest revival of “Evita,” is no stranger to television, having jump-started his career as an American darling in the iconic soap opera “General Hospital” in 1994. Proving his popularity with the teen set, the proud father of two guest-starred earlier this year on the Fox hit show, “Glee.” He played the role of David Martinez, a hot Spanish teacher with a heart for kids and dance moves like no other.

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