Tina Fey signs four-year deal with Universal TV
The final season of 30 Rock may be on the way, but you'll still get plenty of series creator Tina Fey. Bossypants has signed a four-year deal with Universal Television working on new shows for NBC, and possibly some other networks, too.
"She's been a cornerstone of the network for over the past 10 years and there was just no way we were going to let her get away," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told Variety. "It's a measure of our esteem for her as a writer, actress and producer -- she's in a class by herself." Universal is free to license one of her future projects to another network, and Greenblatt has given that possiblity his blessing.
Fey, who has been with NBC since her Saturday Night Live days in 1997, will probably start her own production company to develop shows in which she could star, plus projects with other writers. The deal will kick in in mid-2013, long after Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon have said their goodbyes. Seven seasons is enough, don't you think?
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