'Once Upon a Time' Producer David H. Goodman Inks Overall Deal at ABC Studios (Exclusive)

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David H. Goodman

The genre veteran has signed his first two-year pact and will remain on the ABC fairy-tale drama.

Once Upon a Time's David H. Goodman is staying put in Storybrooke.

Goodman, an experienced television writer and producer, has inked a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Through the pact, Goodman will remain on Once Upon a Time as an executive producer and will also develop other projects.

Since Goodman entered the business, he has established himself as a mainstay in genre and procedural television. He served as a writer on Angel, Birds of Prey and Fastlane before becoming a co-executive producer on Without a Trace, Fringe and The Event. He joined Once Upon a Time in the second episode in 2011 as co-executive producer before being promoted to executive producer on the most recent third season.

Goodman's pact comes after ABC Studios inked a four-year deal with Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers and their Shondaland shingle, as well as a two-year deal with Go On producers Todd Holland and Karey Nixon's Dark Toy.

ABC Studios president Patrick Moran said in a March interview with The Hollywood Reporter that key overall deals at the studio are crucial. "They're a critical piece of our business and we definitely want to continue to make deals, and make them aggressively and be very targeted," he said at the time. "We have a great drama roster here, and we've spent a lot of energy building a comedy roster. A lot of energy. But it's fiercely competitive because everybody's looking for the next comedy hit."

Goodman is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.

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