'The Sopranos'' Michael Imperioli will play a cop on an ABC comedy pilot

Imperioli, who also starred on ABC's "Detroit 1-8-7" and "Life On Mars," will play a Long Island cop who's out of touch with the modern, liberal world.

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Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.