On the heels of a massive watercooler moment and insane Super Bowl ratings, TheWrap has learned that “This Is Us” co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger have signed with Creative Artists Agency.
The duo got bumps from executive producer titles last March after signing an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. They’re also developing a female-POV take on “How I Met Your Mother,” though their priority is Dan Fogelman’s soapy phenomenon.
They wrote Sunday’s episode of “This Is Us” — an installment of the family drama which broke records for a lead-in program and caused a social media frenzy for finally revealing how Milo Ventimiglia’s patriarch Jack Pearson died.
Aptaker and Berger (pictured above, flanking series star Chrissy Metz) were previously with Verve Talent and Literary Agency. Reps for both agencies did not immediately return request for comment.
With a 16.2 rating in metered-market households, “This Is Us” scored the highest post-Super Bowl TV rating in six years, per early Nielsen numbers. The special Sunday episode’s numbers were 59 percent higher than last year’s premiere of “24: Legacy.”
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