Touchstone TV inks Lowell to $8 mil deal

'Spin City' prod gets first-look with Mouse

Disney’s Touchstone TV has inked an exclusive overall deal with “Spin City” supervising producer Jeff Lowell worth nearly $8 million.

Lowell, who has worked on “Spin City” since 1996, will develop, create and produce new TV series for the studio. He also has a first-look deal with Disney for projects in other media.

Lowell’s is the latest in a series of recent writer-producer deals inked by the studio, including ones with David Mandel, Phil Rosenthal and Lona Williams.

While Lowell has never executive produced a primetime show before, he’s worked in various capacities on several TV shows, including “The Drew Carey Show,” “Cybill,” “Bless This House” and “The George Carlin Show.”

Lowell recently signed on to write and executive produce 20th Century Fox’s upcoming ABC comedy with Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper.

He’s also been a writer on such feature films as Disney’s “Jungle Book II” and Warner Bros.’ “Quest for Camelot.”

“Jeff has a smart, fresh voice, and he comes to Disney with some great relationships in place at the studio,” said David Neuman, president of Walt Disney Network TV and Touchstone TV. “His work over the past two years made this a ‘must’ deal for us, and we are very excited he chose Disney to be his home because the magnitude of his talent is not a secret in the business.”

Lowell is repped by UTA, his attorney Phil Klein and manager Peter Saffran.

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