Under the overall deal, Sulkin and Wild will continue to work on “Family Guy” (where they served as co-exec producers last season) while also focusing on new development.
Twentieth Century Fox TV chair Gary Newman called the duo “uniquely funny, which is why (‘Family Guy’ creator) Seth MacFarlane responded so well to them.”
“Obviously we’ve been in business with them quite a while over there,” he added. “And we’ve seen what they can do on ‘Family Guy.’ We wanted to extend the relationship and get a shot or more at getting their own development going.”
Sulkin and Wild have worked on “Family Guy” since 2004. The duo has provided voices for theshow, while Sulkin also lent his voice to spinoff “The Cleveland Show.”
“We’ve wanted to write for ‘Family Guy’ since we were 12,” quipped Wild, who’s clearly a few years older than that. “But it’s been great working with (20th’s) Gary Newman and Dana Walden and everyone at the studio.”
Added Sulkin: “They’ve always been supportive, and we’ve had a home at 20th for a long time now, longer than most people work at most places.”
Sulkin and Wild are looking to develop in the live-action comedy world, although they haven’t ruled out more animation.
“We’ve been throwing around both ideas,” Wild said.
Sulkin and Wild, repped by WME, worked on “The Pitts” and “The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn.” They also wrote on last year’s MacFarlane-led “Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show” special for Fox.