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‘Cheers’ duo pacts with Par for 3 years

Levine, Isaacs to develop, produce comedy skeins

Former “Cheers” producers/scribes Ken Levine and David Isaacs have inked a new three-year overall deal with Paramount Network Television.

Levine and Isaacs will develop and produce comedy skeins for Par, starting with an ensemble laffer now in development at CBS. The Eye web has ordered a script of the project, which is tentatively titled “Midnight.”

Most recently, Issacs has been a creative consultant on the Par comedies “Frasier,” “Becker” and “Love & Money.” Levine is helming segs of “Becker,” “Dharma & Greg” and “Stark Raving Mad.”

“With this, we are restating our commitment to partnering with the very best showrunners in television,” said Paramount Network Television prexy Garry Hart. “Their contributions to Paramount’s past and present comedy success have been truly outstanding, and we are very excited to be working with them on their new pilot for CBS.”

The last skein Levine and Issacs created and exec produced together was the Nancy Travis laffer “Almost Perfect,” which ran on CBS during the 1996-97 season. Before that, they created and exec produced the 1995-96 CBS sitcom “Big Wave Dave’s.”

Levine and Issacs won an Emmy for their work as producers during the first year of the hit NBC comedy “Cheers” and together have snagged five Emmy noms for their contributions to “Cheers,” “Frasier” and “MASH.” The duo were also nominated for a Humanitas Award for an episode of “MASH.”

Endeavor brokered Levine and Issacs’ deal.

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