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Ryan Seacrest and ABC just can’t contain their love for each other. The “American Idol” host’s eponymous production company has signed a multiyear overall deal to develop scripted projects for ABC Studios.
Under the agreement, Ryan Seacrest Production’s (RSP) scripted division will develop projects exclusively for all TV networks and platforms, including broadcast, basic and premium cable and on-demand services. Additionally, Nina Wass, president of Scripted Programming, has extended her deal with RSP to lead the division, as did executive vice president Andrea Shay.
RSP produces NBC’s “Shades of Blue,” and recently received a series order from Netflix for the dark comedy “Insatiable,” created by Lauren Gussis.
“Under Nina’s leadership, our scripted team has achieved great success. Her creativity, hard work and key talent relationships have helped us achieve an impressive slate, in a short period of time,” said Seacrest. “We’ve all worked with ABC Studios in the past, and we hope our partnership will serve to further our collective success. It’s an honor for us to now call ABC Studios home for our scripted division.”
“I’ve worked with Patrick Moran and his team on many shows over the years, and it’s wonderful to be returning to the studio,” added Wass. “I can’t wait to get started on creating new series together again.”
“Nina and RSP are tremendous assets to our studio. Her taste, contacts and abilities are the best in the industry, and we’re thrilled to be back in business with her and with Ryan Seacrest Productions,” said Moran, president, ABC Studios.