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Laffer scribes ink Peacock dev’t deal

Alberghini, Chessler nab two blind script commitments

HOLLYWOOD — Writing duo Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler have inked a one-year comedy development deal with NBC Studios.

Scribes, who currently serve as producers on the WB laffer “Reba,” have been given two premium blind script commitments as part of the deal. Pact is valued in the mid six figures.

“I love these guys,” said NBC Studios prexy Ted Harbert, singling out the duo’s script for the busted Fox pilot “Town Slut” for particular praise.

“That script was one of the best comedy scripts developed last year,” Harbert said. “They’ve just got so many characters and funny stories in their heads, and I was more than anxious to make a two-script deal with them.”

In addition to their work on “Town Slut,” which was produced with Steve Tompkins and David Himmelfarb, Alberghini and Chessler were staff writers on the Peter Tolan-produced laffer “Style & Substance.” The scribes, who are repped by UTA and Patti Felker, also worked with Diane English on her laffers “Murphy Brown,” “Love & War” and “Ink.”

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