Littlefield has 2 more years with ABC TV


Warren Littlefield has inked a new overall deal with ABC Television Studio.

Under the two-year pact, the former NBC Entertainment president-turned-producer will continue to develop series projects for the studio through his Littlefield Co.

"Warren has been a great asset to us at the studio," ABC TV Studio executive vp Julia Franz said. "We love his taste in writers, and his ability and desire to do the heavy lifting during the development process is a huge value to us."

Under his first deal, Littlefield developed and executive produced the ABC/ABC TV Studio comedy pilot "Our Thirties" last year.

"They have been tremendously supportive, and I really feel we can succeed here," Littlefield said of ABC TV Studio. "I'm extremely motivated to show that the investment in my company is a good investment, and I really want for it to pay off for them. I'm really dedicated to finding that show that will lock in with the audience and will stick."

This time, the Littlefield Co. has enlisted CAA to help identify new writing talent and projects.

After going without a representation for eight years, since becoming a producer in 1999, Littlefield recently signed with CAA after being attracted by its team approach.

"There is a lot of energy at the meetings," he said.

Littlefield said he looks forward to getting his new projects out to the buyers, many of whom worked on his team during his stint as NBC Entertainment president in the 1990s, including ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson, NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly, FX president and GM John Landgraf, Fox executive vp Preston Beckman and ABC Family senior vp Kate Juergens.

"There is shared sense of the things we did together and a desire to do it again," Littlefield said.

Before joining ABC TV Studio in 2005, Littlefield spent four years at CBS Paramount Network TV where his company developed such series as "Keen Eddie" for Fox, "Do Over" and "Like Family" for WB Network and "Love, Inc." for UPN.