Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that daytime talk star Ellen DeGeneres has extended her relationship with the Warner Bros. Television Group, signing an exclusive multiyear pact with the company.
Under the terms of the deal, Degeneres and her production company, A Very Good Production, will develop TV projects with various divisions of the Warner Bros. group. The deal includes scripted and unscripted programs, prime time, broadcast, cable and syndication. Warner Bros. will also have a first-look deal with DeGeneres for social media and digital gaming.
The deal was announced Wednesday by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of Telepictures Productions, and Peter Roth, president of Warner Bros. Television.
"I’m so happy to be expanding my relationship with Warner Bros.," DeGeneres said. "It’s kind of becoming a family affair. My brother works on the lot and, fingers crossed, my mother’s up for the role of Charlie Sheen’s love interest on ‘Two and a Half Men.’ So this is really working out."
DeGeneres has named Lauren Corrao as president of A Very Good Production.