Twentieth Century Fox TV has inked an overall deal with actor Ty Burrell. Under the terms of the deal, the “Modern Family” star — who will remain exclusive onscreen to the ABC comedy hit — will write, co-create and develop his own comedy projects, as well as identify promising projects from other writers for the studio to develop.
“Someday I’d like to grow up to be a writer/producer full-time,” said Ty Burrell. “So I’m thrilled to be in business with Fox and to be writing and looking for material with my old pals, and UCB members Johnny Meeks, Joel Spence, and Mel Cowan — as well as my brother, Duncan Burrell. Aside from my brother, they’re all just so gorgeous.”
Twentieth Century Fox TV president of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis said, “We love Ty as a performer, of course, but he’s also demonstrated a real talent for developing. We did a project with him two seasons ago, and although it didn’t ultimately go to pilot, it was quite special — very specific and unusual. This deal is about deepening our relationship with this deservedly award-winning actor and tapping into a comedic community we want to access.”
Burrell has won two Emmy awards and a SAG award for his work on “Modern Family.” He is repped by ICM Partners and attorney J. Franklin Stewart.