Fox Signs ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘Teen Wolf’ Creator Jeff Davis to Overall Deal

TCA 2019: The broadcast-only agreement is the first for “New Fox”

“Criminal Minds” and “Teen Wolf” creator Jeff Davis has signed an exclusive, broadcast-only overall deal with Fox Entertainment, the network announced on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Davis will develop scripted dramas for the Fox network. The agreement marks Fox Entertainment’s first direct, overall term deal.

“Jeff is a singular talent with a unique voice. His ability to create an incredibly wide range of shows – from character-driven procedurals like ‘Criminal Minds’ to pop culture-piercing coming-of-age stories like ‘Teen Wolf’ – is what makes this deal so significant,” Michael Thorn, entertainment president of Fox, said. “As the company’s first direct overall deal, it has even greater significance because it underscores our commitment to being in business with the industry’s best creators – and offering them flexibility and backend, both rare commodities in today’s marketplace.”

Davis created CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and was creator and showrunner for MTV’s “Teen Wolf.” Along with producer David Janollari, Davis currently is working on a pilot for Syfy, based on the classic series “Night Gallery.”

“Producing the pilot of ‘Teen Wolf’ with Michael Thorn not only began one of the best professional experiences I’ve had, but set a high bar for collaborative partners that I’ve sought to replicate ever since,” Davis added. “The chance to do it again with him, Charlie Collier, Charlie Andrews, Gabriel Marano and the rest of their team at FOX was one I couldn’t pass up.”

Davis is represented by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.