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‘Family’ keeps custody of Corrigan, Walsh

Co-executive producers sign with 20th Century Fox TV

It’s all in the “Modern Family” for co-exec producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, who have inked a new deal to remain with the hit comedy.

Under their new overall pact with 20th Century Fox TV, Corrigan and Walsh will remain on the show, now in its second season, and will also develop new fare down the road.

For 20th Century Fox and ABC, which airs “Modern Family,” the show remains a golden goose — and one that everyone involved wants to make sure lasts as long as possible.

Being a part of the “Modern Family” staff was “like winning the lotto,” Corrigan said. “Having the chance to work with Chris (Lloyd) and Steve (Levitan) over the past year is a dream come true.”

Dana Walden, 20th’s TV chairman, said Corrigan and Walsh play a key role on the show and “are important to Chris and Steve. They’ve written some funny episodes of ‘Modern Family’ and we really want them to stay involved with the show. For those reasons, it didn’t take rocket science to come up with a plan to make an overall deal.”

The scribes just wrote last week’s “Modern Family” episode, “Earthquake,” and also penned last season’s “Hawaii” and “Fizbo” episodes, among others.

Corrigan said he and Walsh are still focused on “Modern Family,” and haven’t yet drawn up plans for future development.

“Tonally, we definitely want to capture the feel of ‘Modern Family,'” Corrigan said of their eventual project. “But the focus this year for us remains ‘Modern Family.’ We really want to make sure we keep our nose to the grindstone and turn out great shows.”

Corrigan and Walsh’s past credits include “King of the Hill” and “In the Motherhood.”

Separately, 20th continues to talk to Levitan and Lloyd about their own deals at the studio, now that they’ve ended their production partnership. Both will remain on “Family’; a Levitan pact is believed to be imminent.

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