4:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Modern Family's' Elaine Ko Inks Overall Deal With 20th Television
Elaine Ko is climbing the ranks at Modern Family.
Ko has inked a two-year overall deal with Modern Family studio 20th Television, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Under the pact, which includes a development component, the former staff writer and producer has been promoted to supervising producer for her fourth season on the ABC comedy.
The former Family Guy staff writer shared in Modern Family's best comedy series WGA Award win in 2011 and 2012 and this year nabbed an individual win for her work on the "Virgin Territory" episode of the awards season darling.
"Elaine is a 20th Century Fox Television success story, starting her career as a staff writer on Do Not Disturb and Family Guy," 20th TV chairman Dana Walden said. "[Co-creators/co-showrunners] Steve [Levitan] and Chris [Lloyd] value her enormously, as do we. This deal keeps her on our incredibly important Modern Family, as well as allows her to develop down the road. We’re thrilled she’ll be staying in the 20th family for years to come."
Ko's ascent comes as Modern Family continues to add to its staff. The comedy enlisted Up All Night creator Emily Spivey as the newest member of its writing staff. Stephen Lloyd -- the brother of Modern Family's Chris Lloyd -- will also join the staff following the final run of CBS' How I Met Your Mother.
Ko is repped by UTA.