‘Parenthood’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ Producer Signs Universal TV Deal

Jul 2, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A "Parenthood" and "Friday Night Lights" writer and executive producer has signed a new overall deal with Universal Television, the studio behind both series, reports Deadline.com.

Jason Katims will continue as executive producer on NBC’s "Parenthood" as part of the two-year pact, while also developing new projects, the story says. To that end, Katims has hired Michelle Lee, vice president at Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s K/O Paper Products, the story says. Lee will serve as head of development at Katim’s company.

“Jason Katims’ gift of writing deep, rich, complicated characters and relationships is a rare quality,” Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria said. “We are excited to develop new shows with him this year and to continue to go on a journey with his characters on the new season of ‘Parenthood.’”

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