‘Hill’ scribe duo to flex their pens for NBC

Huyck, Gregory to develop comedy, drama p'gramming

“King of the Hill” writing duo Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory have inked a two-year, seven figure overall deal with NBC Studios.

Pact calls for the scribes to develop new comedy and drama programming for NBC Studios. They may also write for current NBC Studios skeins.

Peacock studio topper Ted Harbert called Huyck and Gregory the “poster children for the next generation of situation comedy.”

Scribes began their career as writers and producers for HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show.” In 1998, they moved on to “Frasier,” joining “King of the Hill” in 1999.

Signing of Huyck and Gregory comes at a time when studios are handing out fewer and fewer overall deals to writers. Harbert said it’s important not to abandon the practice entirely, however.

“While larger studios are looking to cut their rosters, NBC Studios is looking to strategically grow our roster with a select few writers who we believe will deliver the goods,” he told Daily Variety.