‘Hill’ scribes fit bill

CBS Par inks pair to seven-figure deal

CBS Paramount Network Television has inked longtime “King of the Hill” scribes Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin to a two-year, seven-figure overall deal.

Unlike in most such deals these days, however, the pair won’t immediately be assigned to a series and will begin developing projects for next season.

According to CBS Par comedy development chief Brian Banks, deal grew out of Glarum and Jamin’s work last season on CBS Par’s “Out of Practice.” Scribes served as co-exec producers on the Eye laffer, which was canceled in May.

“We knew early on during ‘Out of Practice’ that we wanted Michael and Sivert to stay at Paramount,” Banks said. “They were tremendous on that show, which had a different style and tone from some of the other shows they had worked on. It showed the kind of range and versatility that everybody is always looking for.”

Before “Out of Practice,” UTA-repped Glarum and Jamin spent five years working on “King of the Hill.” They joined the Fox animated laffer as writer-producers in 2000, working their way up to co-exec producer status by the time they left last year.

Scribes also spent four seasons working on NBC’s “Just Shoot Me,” joining that show in 1996 as staff writers.

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