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‘Black-ish’ Vets Courtney Lilly, Peter Saji Sign Overall Deals at ABC Studios

ABC Studios has signed two veterans of “Black-ish” to its talent roster.

Courtney Lilly and Peter Saji, both co-executive producers on the Kenya Barris-created comedy, have landed overall deals at the studio.

Lilly had previously served as as a co-executive producer on NBC’s multi-camera comedy “Undateable” and as a co-producer on on Fox animated comedy  “The Cleveland Show.” He also was a writer on the CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” and Fox’s “Arrested Development.” He is represented by UTA and The Shuman Company.

Saji, who has been with “Black-ish” since the show premiered, previously spent four seasons on the ABC and TBS comedy “Cougar Town.” He launched his career through the Disney/ABC Writing Program. He is represented by UTA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.

In three seasons, “Black-ish” has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards. It was nominated this year and last for outstanding comedy series.

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