Wuhl stays with HBO to assume ‘Position’

'Arliss' creator-star extends relationship with cabler

HBO is staying in the game with Robert Wuhl.

Pay network has signed the “Arliss” creator-star to an exclusive three-year development deal — an extension of his current pact — and will air a follow-up to his comedy spec “Assume the Position With Mr. Wuhl.”

HBO will continue to have first-look rights to TV and film projects developed by Wuhl.

“A multitalent like Robert is a perfect fit for HBO, where we can collaborate in many different ways,” said HBO senior veep of original programming Nancy Geller. “Arliss” was a “huge success for the network.”

Skein, about a high-end sports agent, ran on HBO from 1996-2002.

Wuhl’s second “Assume the Position” special will tape in front of a live audience for a premiere next year. Wuhl will write, perform and exec produce. First spec aired in April.

“The network has been my home for most of my career, and I’m grateful and excited to continue my long relationship with them,” Wuhl said. Wuhl’s credits include the films “Batman,” “Bull Durham,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Cobb,” “The Mistress,” “Flashdance” and “Open Season,” the last of which he also directed.

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