UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – August 1, 2011 – Universal Media Studios has entered into a new overall agreement for live-action, animated and reality shows with Emmy Award-winning producer-writer Greg Daniels (NBC’s The Office, NBC’s Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill) over two years. The announcement was made today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.
“We are very fortunate to continue our productive creative relationship with Greg Daniels, a gifted and extremely versatile producer-writer who has had great success in live-action, animated and sketch comedy,” said Greenblatt. “This new deal allows him great artistic freedom in a wide variety of television genres, and we know that the best is yet to come. One of our focuses will be to return Greg to primetime animation, for which he had particular success with King of the Hill when he and I worked together at FBC.”
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about this deal to work with Bob Greenblatt and his great new team,” said Daniels. “My producing partner, Howard Klein, who successfully hid my recent devastating stroke during negotiations, is helping me learn to read and feed myself again, and I should be able to get dressed and sit in the sun before the two years are up. I have already produced a big piece of construction paper with blue scribbles on it, which might be a treatment for a reality show. I think Bob’s going to like it a lot.”