Peter Chernin is moving his company’s TV division from 20th Century Fox TV to NBCUniversal. The influential producer has signed a two year overall deal with NBC Entertainment and Universal Television, which allows Chernin Entertainment to develop series with Universal TV’s roster of writers and producers, while still being able to also produce independently for cable and streaming outlets.
Regarding the deal, Chernin stated, “This one-of-a-kind deal provides us with the ability to develop great programming while maintaining the autonomy and flexibility we need to continue to be successful in this new era of television.”
“Peter is, without a doubt, one of the most forward-thinking and successful producers and executives in the media business today. He’s an innovator and strategist, but at the same time he loves entertaining broad audiences on a big scale with great storytelling.” added NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt.
Chernin’s TV division has produced the long-running comedy New Girl, which is on its fifth season, the Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch, and the Dakota Johnson-starring sitcom Ben & Kate.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor