Lionsgate TV has signed a former "Dexter" show runner and executive producer to a two-year, seven-figure overall deal, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
The deal is with Clyde Phillips. It’s an unusual agreement for Lionsgate because it’s not tied to one of the company’s big series, the article says. Lionsgate has deals with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan, the story says.
"But Phillips’ work on Showtime’s "Dexter," which he joined after the pilot, as well as his background in both comedy and drama (Phillips also created the Fox dramedy "Get Real," the NBC comedy "Suddenly Susan" and the Fox half-hour "Parker Lewis") were a major draw, Lionsgate TV president Kevin Beggs said," according to the article. Phillips said productions he develops for the studio will be filmed on the East Coast, where he moved after leaving "Dexter" after the fourth season.