Emmy-winning Modern Family star Ty Burrell has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the studio behind the acclaimed comedy series. Under the pact, Burrell will co-create and write comedy projects as well as develop shows from other writers. The deal is strictly for writing and producing as he continues to be exclusive to Modern Family for acting.
Two years ago, Burrell teamed with his younger brother Duncan to write a single-camera comedy based on their childhood for 20th TV. In a competitive situation, the project sold to ABC with penalty. “Although it didn’t ultimately go to pilot, it was quite special — very specific and unusual,” said 20th TV President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis. “This deal is about deepening our relationship with this deservedly award-winning actor and tapping into a comedic community we want to access.”
That community includes friends of Burrell’s from his comedy improv days. “Someday I’d like to grow up to be a writer-producer full time,” he said. “So I’m thrilled to be in business with Fox and to be writing and looking for material with my old pals, and UCB members, Johnny Meeks, Joel Spence and Mel Cowan, as well as my brother, Duncan Burrell. Aside from my brother, they’re all just so gorgeous.”
I’ve added to the gallery HQ stills from the Thanksgiving episode of Modern Family.
Modern Family > Season 6 (2014-2015) > Episodic Stills > 6×08 – Three Turkeys
Favorite Network TV Comedy
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Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I’ve added to the gallery images of Ty during his latest event The Kids In The Spotlight Foundation’s 5th Annual Film Festival And Awards.
Public Appearances > Events From 2014 > The Kids In The Spotlight Foundation’s 5th Annual Film Festival And Awards
After my one-week vacation in Berlin I’m back with HD screencaptures from last episode of Modern Family in which Ty played the happy and colorful man of Awesomeland. The episode ended with a nice tribute-memory to Elizabeth Peña (actress who played Gloria’s mother) who died on October 14, and we take the occasion to say once more how sad this news is for us. Rest in Peace! But back to the fun, the episode was once more excellent and fulfilled all my high expectations. Enjoy the screencaptures!
Modern Family > Season 6 (2014-2015) > Screencaptures > 6×06 – Halloween 3: AwesomeLand