Inside Move: Pariah’s no Peacock pal

Creative differences spurs Polone's desire to settle out

Pariah’s no longer partnered with the Peacock.

By mutual agreement, NBC and Gavin Polone’s production shingle have quietly dissolved the pod pact the two put in place two years ago. With a year remaining on the deal, NBC gave Polone a seven-figure settlement that’s still said to rep a substantial savings to the net over the deal’s full pricetag.

NBC will still team with Pariah for the upcoming limited skein “Reve-lations” and one or two other remaining projects, but as of now, Pariah is back to being a free agent, able to pitch to all the webs.

Polone — an exec producer on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — said creative differences with NBC over comedy development spurred his desire to settle out.

“There were four comedy pilots we produced that I believe were better than the shows they put on,” Polone said. “We have a different point of view on what’s a viable comedy. I’m not saying I’m right; I may be wrong. But I’d rather give up some short-term (coin) and have some more latitude.”

Polone intends to keep his exec team in place, with Jessika Borsiczky and Vivian Cannon continuing to head up production.

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