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Donald Glover pacts with Universal

'30 Rock' writer given two-year deal

Donald Glover has sealed a two-year talent holding deal at Universal Media Studios.

Blind script commitment — for a project written and starring Glover — follows his three-year stint as a staff writer on “30 Rock.” He’ll be co-starring in the sitcom “Community,” which launches on NBC Sept. 17 and begins shooting next week.

Glover, who also performs standup, isn’t sure when he’ll begin writing his pilot or what the topic will be but said, “The only thing I know is that it will be very personal and that I write quickly.”

“Community” stars Joel McHale as a lawyer whose degree is revoked, prompting him to return to community college. Glover plays a slacker student jock who’s part of a study group.

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