June 04, 2014 3:00pm PT by Lacey Rose
'How I Met Your Mother' Producer Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV, Joins 'Fresh Off the Boat'
Kourtney Kang is extending her relationship with 20th Century Fox Television.
The How I Met Your Mother writer has inked a new three-year overall deal with the studio. As part of the pact, Kang will not only look to develop her own material but also join the new ABC comedy Fresh Off the Boat as a co-executive producer.
"Kourtney was a hugely valuable member of the writing staff of How I Met Your Mother since the very first season, so of course we wanted to continue our relationship. She’s a fantastic writer who effortlessly melds 'big funny' with 'heart,' and we all love her here," said 20th TV president of creative affairs Jonnie Davis in a statement.
He added: "She’s joining the team led by Natch [Kahn], Jake [Kasdan] and Melvin [Mar] on Fresh Off the Boat, a show we think has incredible potential to be a big, breakout hit, and we are really excited about the areas and stories she wants to tackle on the development side. We couldn’t be happier that she’s staying ‘in the family.”
Kang joined HIMYM at its inception, rising to executive producer over the course of its nine-season run. During that time she also wrote, executive produced and co-created the CBS pilot Living on a Prayer with fellow HIMYM producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Joe Kelly. Prior to that, the onetime NBC development executive wrote for that network's comedy Coupling.
Kang, who got her start as Michael Chiklis' assistant on NBC's short-lived 2000 comedy Daddio and has since sold and developed feature scripts for HBO and Fox, is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.