3:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'How I Met Your Mother' EP Stephen Lloyd Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV
How I Met Your Mother executive producer Stephen Lloyd has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
Under the terms of the pact, he will develop original projects for the studio in addition to continuing his duties on 20th TV/CBS’ HIMYM.
“He has contributed to a show which is very much a part of our brand,” 20th TV co-chairman Dana Walden tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I think How I Met Your Mother is a classic example of a show that fits in to the Fox brand: it’s not done like every other show; the characters are memorable; and the relationships feel distinctive and meaningful.”
The new deal reunites Lloyd with 20th TV, where he previously had an overall deal before joining Carter Bays and Craig Thomas on HIMYM in 2005.
Lloyd’s comedy credits include serving as a co-executive producer on Fox’s Stacked and NBC’s Just Shoot Me, in addition to writing on Fox’s Greg the Bunny, all for 20th TV.
Earlier this month, 20th TV inked HIMYM producer Kourtney Kang to a two-year overall deal, in addition to uppher her role to executive producer on the series. In addition, the studio signed HIMYM director/executive producer Pamela Fryman to a two-year nonexclusive deal in June with to keep her at the helm of the series.
“[Lloyd] very valuable in that writers’ room in terms of breaking stories and helping to guide the emotional arcs on the show,” Walden added. “Bottom line, he’s very important to Carter and Craig and as a result, is very important to the studio.”
Lloyd is repped by UTA.