“CSI: Miami” scribe Sunil Nayar has sealed a two-year, seven-figure deal with CBS Paramount Network TV to continue on the crime drama while also developing skeins.
As part of the pact, Nayar is developing a project for the studio’s sister CBS net. The Eye has given Nayar a blind, mid-six-figure penalty against that next piece of development.
Nayar will also be bumped up to exec producer of “CSI: Miami” next season. The writer was previously co-exec producer on the show.
Nayar’s no stranger to doing double duty. Last year he developed a spy drama for the CW through CBS Par and Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst shingle while working on “CSI: Miami.”
“It’s a delicate balance,” he said, one studio execs helped him find. They understand “what the show’s demands are but are excited to see the other things I come up with. It’s a real easy collaboration.”
Nayar said he’s still kicking around ideas for development and is still deciding whether to stick with the procedural format or do something different.
The UTA-repped scribe has been with “CSI: Miami” for five seasons. Before that, he was a staff writer on HBO’s “Oz.”