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Ancier eyeing new horizons at Warners

Former WB Network chairman Garth Ancier is staying in the Warner Bros. family. Sources said Ancier is finalizing a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. TV Group to develop network, cable and first-run syndicated shows for the WBTG divisions Warner Horizon and Telepictures Prods. Ancier will develop the projects through his production banner, the Garth Ancier Co. As part of the deal, Ancier also will oversee Warner Bros.' interest in In2TV -- the broadband network AOL and Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution launched this year. In2TV offers free, ad-supported episodes of series from the Warner Bros. library, including Welcome Back, Kotter, Sisters, Lois & Clark and Growing Pains.

Pair has drama with Showtime

Showtime is developing an hourlong drama with writer-producers Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The duo, whose credits include Party of Five and Sisters, have gotten a premium script order for an unorthodox series centering on a twentysomething man who must figure out what to do with his life upon learning that he has a form of cancer that will kill him within five years. Showtime declined comment. Keyser and Lippman will create, executive produce and write the untitled drama, with Shawn Levy (Cheaper by the Dozen) on board to direct the pilot. The project is set up at 20th Century Fox TV. The project marks a reunion for Keyser and Lippman with Showtime entertainment president Robert Greenblatt, who was instrumental in bringing Party to primetime as a development executive at Fox in 1994. Despite the dark subject matter, the drama is intended to have a humorous vein as the protagonist contends with putting the wraps on his personal ties and professional aspirations. Keyser and Lippman's credits also include Significant Others and Time of Your Life. Lippman and Levy are repped by Endeavor. Keyser is repped by ICM.

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