Scribe to exec produce 'Guys,' write for other skeins
Call it “Two Guys and a Girl” — and a development deal.Scribe Don Beck, who serves as a co-exec producer on the ABC laffer, has inked a two-year overall pact with Touchstone Television. Deal, valued in the low seven figures, calls for Beck to create and exec produce series for the ABC arm. In addition, Beck is expected to work as a writer on other Touchstone-produced skeins. Touchstone topper Steve McPherson called Beck “a known commodity” who should serve as a valuable addition to the studio’s roster. ‘A distinctive voice’ “Don brings two things to the table,” McPherson said. “He’s an incredible asset to every staff, and he has a really distinctive voice. His material lends itself to developing really original characters.” Before joining “Two Guys” as a scribe-producer in 1998, Beck served as a co-producer on the Imagine Television-produced toon laffer “The PJs,” snagging an Emmy nomination in the process. Also in ’98, he worked as a writer on the CBS comedy “Style & Substance”; before that, he spent two seasons as a writer on the Brett Butler starrer “Grace Under Fire.”
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