Former “Larry Sanders” scribe Lester Lewis has landed at Warner Bros. TV, inking a two-year overall deal with the studio.
First up for Lewis: Serving as showrunner of NBC midseason laffer “Four Kings” for series creator-exec producers David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. Pact also calls for Lewis to develop and create original programming for WBTV.
Lewis comes to WBTV from NBC Universal Television Studio, where he was most recently a consulting producer on the studio’s American version of “The Office” and exec producer on the pilot for the Peacock’s other midseason laffer, “Thick and Thin.”
Scribe said the chance to work with Mutchnick and Kohan played a big role in his decision to sign with WBTV, as did the studio’s roster of execs and broad relationships around town.
“With Warner Bros. I can continue my great relationship with NBC as well as explore development at all the other networks,” Lewis said.During his run at NUTS, Lewis served as co-exec producer on “Happy Family,” “Hidden Hills” and “Three Sisters.” He also developed the half-hour musical comedy pilot “Flight of the Conchords” for NBC, teaming with New Zealand comics Brett McKenzie and Jemaine Clement (aka the Conchords). Project is still in contention at the net.
Earlier in his career, Lewis spent two seasons working on HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and was supervising producer on Eddie Murphy’s animated laffer “The PJs.”