"I wasn't looking to do another series at all," Horton says. "I was in the process of developing projects and directing. [And] I'd never really done that much comedy... I never really considered it before."
Well, that all changed when he was informed who his leading lady would be. "They told me that Geena Davis was doing it [and] that's sort of a different animal," he says. "I mean, a chance to work with Geena Davis is a chance to work with Geena Davis."
Despite woeful reviews and so-so ratings, The Geena Davis Show recently was renewed by ABC for the remainder of the season. Still, even if the sitcom makes it to a 10th season, it remains likely that Horton will still be best remembered as the thirtysomething character who was abruptly killed in a bicycle accident.
"I don't think any of us quite predicted the emotional reaction there would be," laughs Horton of Gary's demise. "It was the only time in my life that I will ever have a sense of what it might be like to be someone really famous. For six months, everywhere I went, people said, 'Oh, wow, there's the dead guy!'"