Elton John is halting his

late-life crisis long enough to develop a comedy series for ABC. According to Variety, Mr. Cranky Pants has sold the network on a sitcom pilot that revolves around an aging rock star and the poor, beleaguered souls around him. "It's not about me, but about everybody we've encountered over the past 30 years," he says. "We've met every star and seen every misbehavior. And it's about the people around the star, who have to put up with them." But it's not about him. Really.