The Modern Family star has closed a one-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television, The Hollywood Reporter explains.
Under the agreement, the Emmy and SAG Award winner will write, co-create, and development original comedy projects for the network.
“Someday I’d like to grow up to be a writer-producer full-time,” Burrell said. “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,” said Jonnie Davis, 20th Century Fox TV’s president of creative affairs. “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.”