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DreamWorks Extends Deal With NBCU

Aug 13, 2004  •  Post A Comment

DreamWorks Television has extended its pod deal with NBC Universal for another three years, sources said Friday. The multimillion-dollar deal assures the network a first look at all potential DreamWorks series in exchange for picking up the studio’s overhead costs.

DreamWorks produces the drama “Las Vegas” for NBC, which is going into its second season, as well as this fall’s new CGI-animated comedy “Father of the Pride” and reality boxing show “The Contender.” DreamWorks’ initial two-year deal with NBCU was set to expire this year.

The deal doesn’t restrict DreamWorks from working with other networks. The studio is partnered with Sony Pictures Television to produce the FX firefighter series “Rescue Me” and has a number of miniseries in development at other cable networks.