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20th gets Abramson to talk

Leslie Abramson, the fiery attorney who gained Hollywood’s attention as the defense representative for the Brothers Menendez and as an O.J. Simpson commentator for ABC’s “Nightline,” has signed an overall talent deal with Twentieth TV.

Sources say the broad agreement calls for Abramson, who will continue with her exclusive Simpson chores for ABC News, to develop a half-hour late and early fringe syndicated interview strip for fall ’96 under the auspices of producers John Tomlin and Bob Young. The pair, who signed their own overall talent deal with Twentieth in December, head the syndie wing’s news and reality division.

All matters legal

In addition to the new strip, which would be designed to fit Abramson’s confrontational style, she will serve as an expert legal commentator on all matters other than O.J. for Fox news programs.

That would include programming overseen by Tomlin and Young, which now encompasses “A Current Affair” and a companion magazine in development, as well as the affiliate news feed organization Fox News Service.

Producers Mack and Bradley Anderson’s First Television will develop the project with 20th TV and serve as exec producers under the deal crafted by Twentieth TV production president Peter Faimin and agent Shaun Perry.

Abramson will have to squeeze TV into her busy schedule, which includes the upcoming retrial of Eric Menendez.

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