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'Private Practice' EP Inks Development Deal at CBS, Will Board 'The Good Wife'

Craig Turk will serve as a consulting producer on the Sunday night drama and develop original series for the studio.

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Craig Turk

Private Practice is losing one of its own.

Writer/executive producer Craig Turk is departing the bubble ABC medical drama, and heading to CBS Television Studios under an overall deal, in which he'll board The Good Wife, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Turk, who has been with Private for four seasons and most recently served as executive producer, will also develop original series for CBS Television Studios under the pact in addition to serving as a consulting producer for The Good Wife.

In addition to Private Practice, Turk earned an Emmy for his work as a writer-producer on ABC's Boston Legal. His credits include Cold Case and Law & Order. The former attorney -- he was chief counsel on John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign -- is repped by Paradigm and attorney Michael Gendler.

Private Practice recently moved from its longtime home following Grey's Anatomy to Tuesday nights, where it recently inched up in its second airing in its new time slot. The Kate Walsh starrer is currently awaiting word on whether the Shonda Rhimes series will return for a sixth season.

For its part, CBS renewed critical darling The Good Wife for a fourth season in March.

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