Barnow, Firek sign for life after 'Death'


Alex Barnow and Marc Firek, writer-producers on " 'Til Death," have inked a new two-year overall deal with series producer Sony Pictures TV.

After three seasons on "Death" — most recently as supervising producers — the pair is leaving the comedy series, which recently was picked up by Fox for a fourth season. They are expected to join another Sony series under their new seven-figure pact.

Barnow and Firek also have received a blind script commitment for a new series project. They are expected to begin working on the script immediately, while the extension to their overall deal starts in June, when their previous two-year pact expires.

The duo's series credits include Fox's "Family Guy," NBC's "In-Laws" and CBS' "Out of Practice."

They are repped by WMA and attorney Ken Richman. (partialdiff)