2:30pm PT by Lacey Rose
'Parks and Recreation' Producer Inks Overall Deal at Universal TV
Matt Murray will remain in the Universal sphere.
The Parks and Recreation co-executive producer has inked an overall deal with the studio. As part of the two-year pact, he will supervise and develop new projects. Additionally, he will remain part of Parks through its upcoming series finale and then transition to creator Mike Schur's other series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as a co-EP.
"Matt has been a valuable writer on our gem of a show, Parks and Recreation, and we look forward to extending our relationship with him at Universal Television," said Universal Television exec vp Bela Bajaria in a statement announcing the news Thursday.
Prior to Parks, which earned him a WGA nom earlier this year, Murray served as a producer on NBC's Community and as an executive story editor on Fox's The Cleveland Show. Like Schur, he got his start as a writer for Saturday Night Live.
Murray is repped by UTA and 3 Arts.