20 March 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Comedy writer Hilary Winston has signed a new two-year, seven-figure overall deal at Sony Pictures TV. This is Winston’s fourth consecutive overall pact at Sony TV, bringing her tenure at the studio to eight years. Winston is the writer/executive producer/showrunner of CBS/Sony TV’s midseason comedy series Bad Teacher, based on the feature, which debuts April 24. During her stint at Sony TV, Winston also served as a co-executive producer on the studio’s comedy series Community and Happy Endings and sold several projects, two of which went to pilot, Bad Teacher at CBS and Happy Valley at NBC. Winston, repped by UTA, Mosaic and attorney Jared Levine, segued to Sony after getting her break on NBC/20th TV’s My Name Is Earl, which she joined right after the pilot and stayed on for the comedy’s entire four-season run. She also is a contributing editor for Playboy Magazine. »

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