20th Century Fox Television is keeping Howard Gordon in the family. The prolific producer has renewed his overall deal with the studio.
Over the more than 20-year partnership with the studio, Gordon has produced several highly watched series and critical favorites, including Showtime's "Homeland," Fox's "24," TNT's "Legends" and FX's "Tyrant, which was just renewed for a second season on Thursday.
Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden touted his "brilliant" writing and creativity in a statement regarding the studio's renewed partnership with Gordon on Friday.
"Howard has been at this studio nearly as long as Gary [Newman] and I, and as far as we're concerned, he is forbidden from leaving, ever," Walden said. "He is a spectacular showrunner, a brilliant writer, as creative a guy as we've ever met, and he's adored by everyone who has the pleasure of working with him. From 'The X-Files' to '24' to 'Legends' and 'Tyrant,' when you get a Howard Gordon script you know you're in for a great read. He's as good as it gets."
Gordon is a three-time Emmy winner for the first season of "Homeland" (for Outstanding Drama Series and Writing) and once in 2006 for "24" (for Outstanding Drama Series).
WME and attorney Michael Gendler represent Gordon.