Peter Traugott Inks Three-Year Overall Deal With UMS

Peter Traugott - 2007 Summer TCA Tour - 2007
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Rachel Kaplan, who helped produce "Ringer," has joined the company.

Veteran television executive and producer Peter Traugott has inked a three-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios, chairman of NBC Entertainment Bob Greenblatt announced Monday.

The pact calls for Traugott, who was recently president of television at Brillstein Entertainment Partners and director of current programming at Fox, to produce sripted comedy and drama programs for NBC and other networks.

“Peter is a widely respected and successful executive and producer with a savvy instinct for exceptional television,” said Greenblatt. “In my years working with him on various projects at Brillstein Entertainment – and previously when we were colleagues together at FBC – he has demonstrated a deep commitment to developing outstanding television and attracting creative talent. I’m thrilled that he wanted to join our re-emerging studio at NBC.”

Traugott produced several programs, including the upcoming Ringer, in addition to The Sopranos, The Larry Sanders Show, According to Jim, Just Shoot Me, NewsRadio and Real Time With Bill Maher.

In adition Rachel Kaplan (Ringer), who worked with Traugott at Brillstein as executive vice president of television production, has joined the company.

Kaplan served as vice president of drama development at Warner Bros. Television, where she developed/sold The O.C., Chuck and Gossip Girl.