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05.11.2012

EMMY® WINNER GREG GARCIA SIGNS A MULTI-YEAR OVERALL DEAL WITH CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS

EMMY® WINNER GREG GARCIA SIGNS A MULTI-YEAR

OVERALL DEAL WITH CBS TELEVISION STUDIOS

 

            May 11, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Emmy Award®-winner Greg Garcia has signed a four-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios.  As part of the agreement, Garcia will exclusively develop projects for the studio.  He will also remain as showrunner for Raising Hope next season while developing for CBS Television Studios.

“Greg is truly one of the funniest people I know, and certainly one of the elite comedy showrunners,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios.  “He is a rare creative talent, who has created successful shows in both the multi- and single-camera form across a variety of networks.  It’s exciting to add a star producer of his caliber to our roster.”

Garcia was unavailable for comment as he was indisposed preparing for a colonoscopy.

Co-creator and executive producer of Yes, Dear and creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award®-winning My Name Is Earl, Garcia also previously worked on Family Guy and Family Matters.  Garcia's current series Raising Hope has recently been renewed for a third season on FOX.   

For his work on My Name Is Earl, Garcia won an Emmy® for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.  He has also received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy, as well as three WGA nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Comedy Series, New Series and Episodic Comedy.

Garcia is represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Sam Fischer of Ziffren Brittenham LLP.

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Press Contact:  

Lauri Metrose  (818) 655-7223 lauri.metrose@cbs.com

 

CBS Television Studios:

Lauri Metrose
818-655-7223
lauri.metrose@cbs.com