Scribe counts ’20’ at WB

Rudell puts in 'Years' at studio

Former “Will & Grace” and “Spin City” scribe Kirk Rudell is settling in for “20 Good Years” at Warner Bros. TV.

Rudell has been tapped co-exec producer of the WBTV-produced laffer, which stars John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor. He’s also inked a two-year overall deal with the studio that includes a development component.

While Rudell spent the past 2½ years as co-exec producer on NBC Universal-produced “Will & Grace,” he also had a relationship with WBTV. Scribe developed a comedy pilot with the studio last season and worked on WBTV-produced “Good Morning, Miami.”

Scribe said the plot of “20 Good Years” — two men getting up in years decide to live their lives less responsibly — attracted him to the skein.

“There’s an underlying theme that resonated with me,” Rudell said. “It was sort of similar to the pilot I did with Warner Bros., which was about those moments where you say, ‘Where did my life go and how did I get here?’ ”

Rudell started his TV career in 1996 as a writer on “Spin City.” He spent three years on the skein, working his way up to co-producer.

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