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Romano: I'm done with network sitcoms

'Raymond' star eyes stand-up, maybe an HBO show
/ Source: The Associated Press

Everybody loved Raymond — but don’t look for Ray Romano to star in another network sitcom.

“You know, I think I’ve done that,” Romano said in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes that aired Wednesday and Thursday. “As far as network sitcoms go, that’s my legacy. So I don’t want to touch that.”

Instead, the star of “Everybody Loves Raymond” said he plans to get back to standup comedy and possibly do an HBO show in the future.

“Something like on HBO, it seems intriguing,” he said. “I want to curse. Nine years. It’s been nine years since I’ve cursed on camera.”

Though the 47-year-old actor-comedian said he won’t be returning to CBS, a spinoff for another character on the show may be in the works.

Ray’s sad-sack brother, Robert (played by Brad Garrett), and his wife may be moving in with her parents in Philadelphia, “but it’s just in the talk stage now,” Romano said.

Though Monday’s series finale was filmed months ago, Romano said he still hasn’t adjusted to life without a steady job — and doesn’t plan to.

“The unemployment thing is quite a drop ... it hasn’t sunk in quite yet. I’m not worried financially, but I have to get out of the house. I have four kids. I need a job.”