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'Old Christine' Creator Kari Lizer Signs Deal With Warner Bros.

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 12th 2009 12:17PM
Kari LizerKari Lizer, creator of 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' has just signed a three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television.

The Hollywood Reporter
dishes that the seven-figure contract allows Lizer to develop new projects with Warner, as well as continuing on as 'Christine' executive producer if the show receives a sixth-season order.

Lizer, who has worked as an actress, writer and producer, began her relationship with WBTV in the 2004-05 season, with two comedy pilots, 'Christine' and 'True.'

Before that, Lizer produced and wrote for 'Will & Grace' from 2000-2004 and served as a writer on 'Weird Science,' the television series based off the 1985 John Hughes movie.Kari LizerKari Lizer, creator of 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' has just signed a three-year deal with Warner Bros. Television.

The Hollywood Reporter
dishes that the seven-figure contract allows Lizer to develop new projects with Warner, as well as continuing on as 'Christine' executive producer if the show receives a sixth-season order.

Lizer, who has worked as an actress, writer and producer, began her relationship with WBTV in the 2004-05 season, with two comedy pilots, 'Christine' and 'True.'

Before that, Lizer produced and wrote for 'Will & Grace' from 2000-2004, and served as a writer on 'Weird Science,' the television series based off the 1985 John Hughes movie.

Now in its fifth season on CBS, 'Christine' stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a harried single mother. The series, which debuted as a mid-season replacement in 2006, not only broke the so-called Seinfeld curse; it also earned Louis-Dreyfus an Emmy award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series that same year.

Given last-minute renewals for its first two seasons, the show has since dipped dramatically in the ratings; it's fourth season, for example, ranked 52nd. However, the show received some good news in May when, on the heels of its fifth season renewal order, it inked broadcast and cable syndication deals with Lifetime, Tribune and Weigel.

File this under another new adventure for Lizer.

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