Lewis joins NBC ‘Family’

Writer to co-exec produce series, create projects

There’s a new member of NBC’s “Happy Family”: Lester Lewis.

Veteran sitcom scribe, whose credits include “The Larry Sanders Show,” has inked a two-year, seven-figure series development deal with NBC Studios. In addition to creating new projects for the Peacock, he’ll also join frosh laffer “Happy Family” as co-exec producer.

“Family” stars John Larroquette and Christine Baranski as parents of kids who’ve left the nest but not their lives. David Guarascio and Moses Port (“Just Shoot Me”) are exec producers and showrunners of the NBC Studios-produced laffer.

Fans of thesp

NBC Studios chief Ted Harbert said he and other execs at the studio have “been fans of Lester’s for years.”

“We’re thrilled to have his outstanding comedy instincts on ‘Happy Family’ and developing new comedies as well,” Harbert added.

Lewis is no stranger to NBC, having worked as a scribe and producer on Peacock skeins such as “Caroline in the City,” “Three Sisters” and, most recently, “Hidden Hills.” Other credits include “The PJs,” “Arsenio” and “Hudson Street.”

Scribe, repped by William Morris, got his sitcom start in 1995 as a writer and story editor on HBO’s “Larry Sanders.”

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