Shondaland Alum Jenna Bans Inks Overall Deal With Universal Television

Bans exits ABC Studios after creating dramas 'The Family' and 'Off the Map.'
Courtesy of UTA

Jenna Bans is on the move.

After more than a decade at ABC Studios, the Shondaland alum has signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Under the pact, Bans will create and develop new projects for the studio.

"Jenna Bans was one of the most sought-after writer/producers this development season because of her proven talent. We are thrilled that she chose to set up shop at Universal TV and look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Jenna,” new Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe said.

Bans, who credits include Shondaland dramas Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, branched out on her own and teamed with Shonda Rhimes to create Off the Map at ABC. Most recently, she had drama The Family, which was canceled after one season at ABC.

Bans joins her husband, Justin Spitzer, at Universal Television. Spitzer created and serves as showrunner on NBC comedy Superstore, which is produced by the studio.

Bans is repped by UTA and Morris  Yorn.

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