'Modern Family' writers ink deal with 20th TV

Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh to develop other projects for studio

Paul Corrigan, left, and Brad Walsh

"Modern Family" scribes Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh have inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

The pact will keep the scribes on ABC's top-rated comedy hit and allows them to develop other projects for the studio.

Corrigan and Walsh serve as co-executive producers and writers on "Modern," having previously worked together on Fox's "King of the Hill."

"Ultimately, we would have pursued a deal with these guys even if they had nothing to do with 'Modern Family,' and this has them continue to provide such excellent service on one of our most important shows and gives us the opportunity to develop with them as well," 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden said.

The duo wrote last season's episode in which the cast goes to Hawaii, as well as last week's earthquake episode.