Universal Television has signed an actor known for a long run on NBC’s "L.A. Law" in the late 1980s and 1990s to a development/talent holding deal, reports Deadline.com. The actor is Blair Underwood.
Universal TV will develop a starring project for Underwood, with the actor and Tagline Television attached to produce, the story notes. If that project doesn’t more forward, the deal allows Universal TV to cast Underwood in another project.
Underwood has a longtime relationship with NBC and Universal TV, going back to his TV debut on "The Cosby Show" and extending to his recent portrayal of the U.S. president on the 2011 drama "The Event," the story notes.
Underwood received a Golden Globe nomination for “L.A. Law” in 1991 and was nominated again in 2009, for HBO’s “In Treatment.”