The writer/producer could extend his brand into broadcast with the new pact
Writer/producer Matt Nix could be pushing into broadcast with a new deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios.
Nix previously had a deal with just Fox TV, which primarily covered cable, since 2008.
Twentieth Century Fox Television chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, and Fox Television Studios President David Madden jointly announced the deal on Thursday.
“Matt is that rare find in television: a gifted creator, writer, showrunner, producer and director, as well as a genuinely good person. ‘Burn Notice’ is not only the most commercially successful show in FTVS’ history, it’s also a show that upended the spy genre and unleashed Matt’s signature blend of snarky humor, dizzying action and truly lovable characters,” said Madden in a statement.
He continued, “Dana and Gary have been enormously supportive of Matt all along and are eager to help him expand into the broadcast arena and other interesting platforms. And, in the meantime, we will be launching two remarkable Nix shows in 2015 of which we are enormously proud. Quite simply, Matt Nix is the reason you get into this business; all of us at Fox are honored to call him our partner and our friend.”
“Burn Notice” ended last september after seven seasons. Nix is currently working on “Complications,” about a disillusioned suburban ER doctor whose life is turned upside down after intervening on a drive-by shooting, for USA. He’s also working on FX’s “The Comedians” starring Billy Crystal and developing for HBO.