Fresh off the news that his series, The Moody’s, would be renewed for a second season, Leary has signed an overall development deal at the network. This deal is intended to have Leary produce any comedy, drama, and animation series through his new production company, Amoeba.
Through his warm, waggish and relatable portrayal as the Moody family patriarch, Denis has become a fast friend of Fox,” said Fox Entertainment preisdent Michael Thorn in a statement. “His creative pedigree speaks for itself, and when the opportunity arose to expand our relationship with him to create new comedies, dramas and animated series for us, we leapt at the chance. As we ramp up our commitment to programming year-round, we’re honored to partner with Denis on this broadcast-exclusive deal, and we’re looking forward to seeing the incredible work that will come of it.”
“Everyone at Amoeba is excited about this partnership, and we look forward to creating new, cutting-edge content at Fox,” Leary said. “As well as using their luxury suites for World Series games and the Super Bowl.” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier responded to the last part by joking, “Welcome Denis. You’re paying face value for all tickets and twice face-value for Boston and New England.”
No news on what he plans to do with the deal, but given the desperate need of programming coming up, we have a feeling we’ll hear more about this relatively soon.