New three-year TV pact keeps banner at studio through 2015
Warner Bros. TV has renewed its vows with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods., inking a three-year extension of the company’s overall TV deal with the studio.Lucrative pact keeps Abrams and partner Bryan Burk on the lot through 2015. Bad Robot’s most recent deal with the studio expired in early June, but in a sign of the strength of Abrams’ relationship with the WB team, there was never any doubt of the sides reupping, nor did Bad Robot shop itself around. After previously being affiliated with Disney, Bad Robot set up shop at Warners in 2006, at the same time it struck a first-look pact on the film side with Paramount. Since then, the company’s output has included the cult-fave Fox drama “Fringe,” now heading into its fifth and final season, and CBS’ “Person of Interest,” which overcame a wobbly start at the beginning of last season to finish as a strong Thursday player for the Eye. Bad Robot’s latest series effort, the adventure-thriller “Revolution,” bows Sept. 17 on NBC. The company also just nabbed a pilot commitment from Fox for a project Abrams is shepherding with “Fringe” showrunner/exec producer J.H. Wyman revolving around LAPD cops who are paired with android partners. Bad Robot’s pact with WBTV was brokered by his reps at Jackoway Tyerman.