Cool, man. The guy behind “That ’70s Show” has inked an overall development deal with that Carsey-Werner shop.
Mark Brazill, who co-created the Fox sitcom with Bonnie and Terry Turner, has signed a three-year pact that also calls for him to stay on board as an exec producer of “That ’70s Show” for at least one more season. Pact is valued in the high seven-figure range over the three-year term.
Brazill first ventured into the Carsey-Werner fold in 1995, when he joined the Turners’ “3rd Rock From the Sun” as a creative consultant and later served as a consulting producer.
He created the short-lived NBC sitcom “Mr. Rhodes” before returning to Carsey-Werner to develop “That ’70s Show,” which is heading into its second season next week.
Started with standup
Brazill began his career on the other side of the camera as a standup comic. His first writing gig came on the syndie “Dennis Miller Show” in 1991. He also worked as a scribe on NBC’s “Later With Greg Kinnear” and Fox’s “In Living Color.”
Brazill’s deal with Carsey-Werner was negotiated by the William Morris Agency’s Lanny Noveck and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum.