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Comedy producers in two-year deal with Sony TV

MUMBAI: Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith, creators of Til Death have inked a new two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. Under the seven-digit pact, the duo will develop series projects for the studio they have called home since 1997.

Yuspa and Goldsmith boast a perfect pilot-pickup record, with all four of their pilot scripts so far ordered to pilot: CBS‘ Stroller Wars (2005), Fox‘s Til Death (2006), ABC‘s Big Day (2006) and CBS‘ The Fish Tank (2009).


Two of them, Death and Day, were picked up to series, with Death heading into its fourth season. Yuspa and Goldsmith no longer are involved day-to-day on the Fox show starring Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher -- it is run by comedy veteran Don Reo -- but they continue as executive producers.


Before segueing into development, Yuspa and Goldsmith spent six years on the Sony TV-produced comedy The King of Queens which they joined after the pilot in 1998 as executive story editors, fresh out of graduating from USC‘s School of Cinema-Television.


It may be noted that the husband-and-wife duo rose to executive producers/ show-runners on the hit CBS series, which they steered for three seasons from 2001-04.

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