7 June 2011 11:02 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Doug Liman and Dave Bartis' Hypnotic has tapped former Fox VP Lindsay Sloane as development executive. Additionally, the company has extended its overall deal with Universal Cable Prods. for another year. Hypnotic already has several new projects in the works, including 2 dramas at USA, Silent Partner, from Leverage creator Chris Downey, and Winslow, from Zak Schwartz (Covert Affairs). At Hypnotic, Sloane will work with Liman, Bartis, and Gene Klein, focusing on developing new series targeted for Ucp-affiliated networks USA and Syfy as well as broadcast nets. The hire of Sloane, who was previously VP original scripted series at USA, comes on the heels of Hypnotic forgoing development this past year for the first time in its history upon request from Ucp. The decision not to develop came last summer when Hypnotic's freshman USA series Covert Affairs was renewed and two of the company's other projects, Suits (then A Legal Mind »


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