LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow and her producing partner, Dan Bucatinsky, have signed a two-year TV development deal with her old employers at NBC.
Under the pact, NBC Universal Television Studio will get the first crack at the duo's comedy and drama projects, moving Kudrow and Bucatinsky's 3-year-old production venture Is or Isn't Entertainment from its original home at Warner Bros. TV.
"Lisa and Dan have an incredibly sophisticated and distinctive taste," said Shelley McCrory, senior vice president for comedy series at NBC Universal TV. "They are a great talent magnet, and they are very prolific. She is a great performer and producer, and he is a terrific writer, so the two are a great team."
While the deal is for Kudrow and Bucatinsky's services as producers, Kudrow is said to be open to starring in a project the two develop if the right one comes along.
Under their earlier pact with Warner Bros., Kudrow and Bucatinsky developed and produced such projects as the HBO comedy series "The Comeback," which starred Kudrow, and the pilots "All In" for NBC, an untitled comedy starring Aisha Tyler for CBS and "Beck and Call" for UPN.