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Peter Horton inks deal with UMS

'Grey's Anatomy' producer to create series for NBC

Universal Media Studios has inked a two-year development deal with Peter Horton (“Grey’s Anatomy”).

The executive producer and director will look to create new series for NBC. Horton was on board as executive producer for the Western drama “Reconstuction,” a pilot the Peacock ultimately passed on for the 2011-12 season.

“I have long admired Peter’s multiple talents and his knack for making good projects even better,” said Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “Peter will be an important asset as we continue to rebuild our studio.”

Horton first broke through in the TV business as an actor on the acclaimed ABC drama “thirtysomething,” but has had a prolific career on the other side of the camera, both as a producer (“Brimstone,” “The Philanthropist,” “Lonestar”) and director (“Once & Again,” “The Shield,” “Dirty Sexy Money”).

Horton was drawn tinto business with Universal due to his relationship with Greenblatt, whom he worked with back in the early 1990s on the drama “Class of ’96” when Greenblatt worked at Fox.

“I had such a good experience with (Greenblatt) back there, I’ve been tracking him ever since to see if I could work with him again,” Horton said. “It’s going to be great working with him again.”

Other producers and directors signing overall deals with UMS in recent months include Peter Traugott, Paul Lieberstein and Anthony and Joe Russo.

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