Even after four years, Hercules is still miffed at the Mouse House network.
Interviewed on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, Kevin Sorbo, who played the title role on the syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, recounts how Disney’s TV operation failed to pick up what he says was an excellent project.
“I did a pilot for ABC called Bobby Cannon, where I was playing sort of an aging star quarterback for the Chicago Bears,” the he-man actor tells host Dr. Blogstein.
“We were the number-one-tested pilot for ABC. But in their infinite wisdom – this was four years ago – they didn’t pick up my series.
“You go figure that out. So the seven shows they picked up that year? All canceled within six months.
“[Coach creator] Barry Kemp was the creator and show runner… And we had Kate Walsh on the show, before she got Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. We had Rock Carroll. We had a great cast,” Kevin continues.
“It was shocking to me that they never picked it up.
“This is the same guy who said no to American Idol and CSI… Steve McPherson, he’s the president of ABC [Entertainment Group].
“My publicist will go nuts on me for saying this in public.
“But ABC hasn’t hired me for a job in four years, so the heck with them.”
To hear Kevin’s full interview, click here.