Given his notices, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood would come calling. Basche had racked up a few credits on NYC-produced shows like the daytime serials "All My Children" (ABC) and "As the World Turns" (CBS) and primetime's "Law & Order" (NBC), but he made the move to regular status in the primetime comedy "Oh Grow Up" (ABC, 1999). In the series, which centered on three thirtysomething guys sharing an apartment, he was cast as Norris, a struggling artist who had chucked the 9 to 5 lifestyle in order to follow his dream. While the show enjoyed a cult following, it was hardly groundbreaking and despite the behind the scenes presence of writer-creator Alan Ball (who penned that year's Oscar-winner "American Beauty"), the series fell victim to low ratings. Basche rebounded by landing the featured role on the NBC 2001 midseason replacement series "Three Sisters," playing the husband to the bossy, eldest sibling (Katherine LaNasa).
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