She'll develop new shows under 15-month contract

Kathy Ann Stumpe, co-executive producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has inked a six-figure development deal with Castle Rock Entertainment.

Stumpe, who has worked on the CBS sitcom for three years, will remain on the show for another season while she develops new shows with Castle Rock. Her Castle Rock deal is for 15 months.

Stumpe already has written a new comedy pilot script for CBS called “The Real Thing,” which is based on a concept by David and Cynthia Comsky and focuses on members of a multigenerational family searching for romantic relationships.

Stumpe began her writing career on “Cheers,” and she was a producer on James Brooks’ ABC series “Phenom.” She also worked as a supervising producer on “Grace Under Fire” and a co-executive producer on “The Jeff Foxworthy Show.”

The deal was made by Castle Rock TV prexy Glenn Padnick, ICM’s Paul Hass and Nancy Josephson, and attorney Don Walerstein.

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