Blair Underwood Signs Major Development/Talent Deal w/ NBC/Universal TV

Blair Underwood Signs Major Development/Talent Deal w/ NBC/Universal TV
The second noteworthy TV development deal announced today; the first was between producer Debra Martin Chase and ABC Studios (read that post Here). The second comes courtesy of Blair Underwood, who has signed what Deadline calls "a major development/talent holding deal" with NBC/Universal TV. Included in this agreement will be a starring vehicle for Underwood, developed by Universal, as well as a line item that would see Blair cast in another project, if the one Universal develops for him, which Deadline says is a priority, fails to fly. Blair's last tango with NBC didn't end very well; the network canceled the sci-fi drama The Event last year - after its first and only season. In it Blair Underwood played the president of the USA.  Lately, Mr Underwood's been on Broadway, starring in the multi-culti cast revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. It ended its run on Broadway earlier this year,
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