Saladin Patterson has signed a multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, under which he will develop, write and produce comedy series for network, cable and streaming platforms.
His TV credits include shows like “The Big Bang Theory,” “Psych,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Bernie Mac Show” and “Frasier.”
“I am so excited to be in the fold at 20th,” Patterson said. “Carolyn [Cassidy], Howard [Kurtzman] and Cheryl [Dolins] have a clear vision for the studio under the new Disney TV banner. I look forward to partnering with them on projects that challenge the status quo of comedy. I’m also very grateful to Dana [Walden] for championing this deal that is now officially too late for them to back out of!”
“The studio’s history with Saladin began more than sixteen years ago, and we’re so happy to welcome him back,” Carolyn Cassidy, 20th Century Fox TV president of creative affairs, said. “His writing is as smart as it is hilarious, two adjectives that pretty well sum up Saladin himself. He’s also as versatile a writer as there is, having worked in single cam and multicam, live-action and animation. He can pretty much do anything, and we’re very glad that he’ll be doing it for us.”
Patterson is currently an executive producer on the FX comedy series “Untitled Lil Dicky.” Before that, he was showrunner on “The Last O.G.,” the TBS series starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and The Cops,” the TBS animated series, starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. He served as co-executive producer of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” for three seasons, which he joined after serving as a consulting producer on the network’s “Two and a Half Men.” He was also co-executive producer for seven seasons on USA Network’s “Psych.”
In the past, he’s had a multi-year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV, at which point he served as co-EP of Fox’s “The Bernie Mac Show.” Prior to that, he was under a multi-year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV where he served as Co-Executive Producer on FOX’s “The Bernie Mac” show.