‘Modern Family’s’ Ty Burrell Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox to Write, Create Comedy Projects

The actor will also identify and develop comedy projects from other writers

Ty Burrell has entered an overall deal with 20th Century Fox, which produces his hit ABC sitcom “Modern Family”

The deal calls for Burrell to write, co-create and develop comedy projects of his own, as well as identify promising projects from other writers for the studio to develop. Also under the agreement, Burrell will be onscreen only on “Modern Family.”

“Someday I’d like to grow up to be a writer/producer full time,” Burrell said in a statement. “So I’m thrilled to be in business with Fox and to be writing and looking for material with my old pals, and UCB members, Johnny Meeks, Joel Spence, and Mel Cowan. As well as my brother, Duncan Burrell. Aside from my brother, they’re all just so gorgeous.”

“We love Ty as a performer, of course, but he’s also demonstrated a real talent for developing,” 20th Century Fox TV’s Creative Affairs president Jonnie Davis added. “We did a project with him two seasons ago, and although it didn’t ultimately go to pilot, it was quite special– very specific and unusual. This deal is about deepening our relationship with this deservedly award-winning actor and tapping into a comedic community we want to access.”

Burrell, who can currently be seen in indie film “The Skeleton Twins,” is repped by ICM Partners and attorney J. Franklin Stewart. He also recently guested on an episode of “Key & Peele” and lends his voice to Disney’s “Finding Dory.”

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