'American Dad!' duo back at 20th TV


"American Dad!" executive producers Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz have inked a two-year overall deal with the series' producer, 20th Century Fox TV Studio.

Under the seven-figure pact, which has an option for a third year, Wiener and Schwartz will continue on "Dad!" as exec producers alongside Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman and David Zuckerman.

The two also will develop new projects for 20th TV, returning to the studio's talent roster 10 years after they co-created with Danny Jacobson the ABC/20th TV comedy "Two Guys and a Girl."

"It is incredibly satisfying for them to return to the fold not only to work on a key show for us but also to get a chance to develop," 20th TV president Gary Newman said. "They really impressed us all with their work on 'American Dad!' and we decided that we wanted to make a deal with them."

Wiener and Schwartz have been on "Dad!" since the animated series' launch in 2005.

"We love the people on 'American Dad!' we love the show and we love the studio, so it was a logical place for us to stay," Schwartz said.

After "Two Guys" launched their career, Wiener and Schwartz moved on to create and executive produce the WB/Paramount multicamera comedy "Do Over" and executive produced the WB/WBTV sitcom "Like Family."

In their development for 20th TV under the new deal, the two plan to stay close to their roots.

"We come from a multicamera background, and we'd love to do another multicamera comedy," Wiener said. "There is nothing like shooting a comedy in front of a live audience."

Wiener is repped by WMA, and Schwartz is repped by Endeavor and attorney Don Walerstein.