Kenya Barris Inks 4-Year Overall Deal With ABC Studios
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The “Black-ish” creator has inked a 4-year overall deal extension with ABC Studios to creative projects for network, cable, and streaming services.
Under the rich new pact, Barris will continue to serve as an executive producer on ABC Studios’ popular ABC comedy series Black-ish — now in its third season and fully expected to be renewed for a fourth — which has netted the studio off-network syndication deals at FX, BET and Tribune Broadcasting and an SVOD pact with Hulu.
Additionally, Barris will continue to develop new projects for network, cable and streaming services. Barris is ABC Studios’ busiest writer-producer this pilot season with three pilots, the half-hour Libby & Malcolm, starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance; a Black-ish planted spinoff starring Yara Shahidi; and the hourlong dramedy Unit Zero, starring Emmy-winning actress Toni Collette.
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