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Peter Tolan launches production firm


MUMBAI: Writer-producer Peter Tolan is soon launching a TV production company

that will be based at Sony Pictures TV according to a three-year overall deal. Tolan will be partnered by his agent-turned-producer Michael Wimer.

For the last five years, Tolan has had close ties with Sony TV through FX‘s drama Rescue Me which was Sony TV had produced. He co-created the series with Denis Leary and serves as an executive producer. It is for this relation that the new unnamed company landed at Sony after talking to several studios.


Tolan started off with sitcoms like Murphy Brown and Home Improvement before moving into darker territory with comedies like The Larry Sanders Show -- for which he won a writing Emmy -- and The Job and darkly comic drama Rescue Me.


"After six to seven years shooting for Rescue Me in fire and smoke on the streets of New York, I‘m looking to go back to a soundstage to do a multi-camera comedy series so I can relax a little bit," he said.


Tolan is already working on several comedy and drama ideas targeted for broadcast. He is also developing a drama earmarked for FX as a potential replacement for Rescue Me which is slated for a sixth and final season next year.

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