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Jon Kinnally and Tracy Poust have signed up as showrunners for new series Love Bites. The Hollywood Reporter says that the duo, who previously worked on Will & Grace and Ugly Betty, joined the programme as part of a two-year deal with NBC. Their appointment comes after the original executive producer Cindy Chupack decided to step down to focus on writing the show. NBC's president of primetime entertainment Angela Bromstad said: "We worked with Jon and Tracy for (more) »
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Former Will & Grace executive producers/showrunners Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally have inked a two-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios. Under the pact, said to be seven-figure per year, the two have joined new NBC/Ums anthology dramedy series Love Bites as executive producers. They will serve as writing showrunners on the show, working alongside executive producers/non-writing showrunners Shelley McCrory and director Marc Buckland. Poust and Kinnally replace Love Bites creator Cindy Chupack who recently stepped down from day-to-day showrunner duties because of personal matters but continues to write for the show. Under their overall deal with Ums, Poust and Kinnally, [...] »
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The agreement is part of a two-year seven-figure deal that Kinnally and Poust have made with Universal Media Studios.
The writer-producer duo worked together for years on NBC's "Will & Grace," including showrunning the hit's final two seasons. Later, they helped write and produce another successful comedy, ABC's "Ugly Betty," for four seasons.
They will take over showrunning duties on "Bites" from creator Cindy Chupack, who stepped down from the post this month for personal reasons. She will continue to write on the show. Shelley McCrory and Mark Buckland will serve as producers on "Bites" as well.
"We worked with Jon and Tracy for many years on 'Will & Grace' and feel they are perfect for this job on 'Love Bites,' " said Angela Bromstad, president of primetime entertainment at NBC. "Not only do they bring intelligence, »
- By James Hibberd
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