“The Good Place” creator Mike Schur is staying with Universal Television, signing a multi-year extension to his overall deal with the studio.
The new agreement keeps Schur with the studio he’s been with since 1998.
“There are very few people in this business who have been as instrumental to the success of both NBC and Universal Television as Mike Schur,” said George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment. “Mike is a comedy genius. His television resume is second to none and we couldn’t be more excited to see all of the projects he’ll be developing in the coming years ahead.”
Along with “The Good Place,” Schur co-created “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and is an executive producer on the upcoming comedy “Abby’s,” which premieres on NBC later this month. “The Good Place” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” have been renewed for next season.
“I’m thrilled to be staying at NBC/Universal TV, my home since 1998,” said Schur. “First, because my creative partnership with Pearlena, George, Paul, Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz has provided me with all the support and freedom and guidance a writer and showrunner could ever ask for. And second, because there’s a ton of stuff in my office, just like boxes of papers and decorative candles and junk, and it would be super annoying to have to move it all.”
Schur started as a writer on “SNL” in 1997 and worked as a producer on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s version of “Weekend Update” for three seasons. He also co-created “Parks & Recreation,” which starred Poehler and helped to launch the career of Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza. He was also a writer/producer on “The Office” and played Mose Schrute, who was Dwight Schrute’s (Rainn Wilson) ghoulish, bearded, beet-farming cousin.
Schur is repped UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.