4:00pm PT by Lacey Rose
'Ted' Writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild Ink Overall Deal at 20th TV
Mere weeks after Dads got its slot on Fox’s fall schedule, co-creators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
The two-year pact comes at a particularly fruitful point in their collective careers. In addition to Dads, the Seth Green live-action comedy vehicle, the duo co-wrote box office hit Ted with Seth MacFarlane and are in production on MacFarlane’s big-screen Western, A Million Ways to Die in the West, which they also co-wrote with him.
"We didn’t have a huge amount of exposure to Alec and Wellesley [while they were working on Family Guy], but doing this pilot with them was just an unbelievable experience. They are super funny and are they are these really gifted comic voices," 20th TV chairman Gary Newman told The Hollywood Reporter of the time he and chairman Dana Walden spent with the duo on Dads. The multi-camera sitcom, which they will co-run, will remain their priority.
The writing partners spent nine seasons on Family Guy, where they began as writers in 2004 and worked their way up to executive producers. In that role, they shared in the Fox series’ Emmy nominations for outstanding animated program in 2006 and 2008 and outstanding comedy series in 2009.
Sulkin and Wild are repped by UTA.
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