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Writer-Producer Behind ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and Other Hits Inks Massive Pact With Universal

Mar 6, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A TV producer with a track record of hit shows just inked a pact worth a reported $125 million with Universal. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Mike Schur extended his agreement with the studio with a five-year deal reportedly worth $25 million a year.

“The new pact will keep Schur at his longtime home at Universal Television, for whom he started his career as a writer on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ before moving to half-hour scripted comedy on ‘The Office,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ and the Fox-turned-NBC comedy ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ the latter of which Schur co-created with Dan Goor,” THR reports.

Schur also created NBC’s “The Good Place.”

“Both ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Brooklyn’ will return to NBC in the 2019-2020 broadcast season,” THR notes. “He next has the NBC midseason comedy ‘Abby’s’ and a pilot starring Kal Penn in the works at the network. He also exec produces Netflix’s Aziz Ansari comedy ‘Master of None,’ which is awaiting word on its third season at the streamer.”

George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment, made the announcement.

Please click here to read the full announcement.

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