He may be a veteran of drama such as "L.A. Law" and the Hallmark movie "Desolation Canyon," but we know that A Martinez's TV roots are rather sudsy. He was, of course, our longtime Cruz Castillo on "Santa Barbara," and he did a stint on ABC's "General Hospital" years later. Now, Martinez is suiting up for a new soapy turn for next year's TV season.
"Born in the USA" is being called "an atypically structured half-hour soap intended for primetime," about the lives of blue-collar families in Philadelphia. The show is being produced for Fox's lineup and comes from 19 Entertainment, the company that brought us "American Idol." (One of the show's other stars, Lisa Tucker, is a former "AE" contestant.)
Though the show is classified as in production, the pilot has not officially been ordered yet, according to Variety.com.