Showtime, CBS snag ‘Dexter’ showrunner Clyde Phillips in overall deal

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ViacomCBS-backed US networks Showtime and CBS Television Studios have signed writer and executive producer Clyde Phillips to an overall development deal.

He will work on projects for that will air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS group.

Phillips has won numerous awards for his work on crime drama Dexter and also created the series Suddenly Susan, Get Real and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.

“Securing the talents of a gifted writer/producer/showrunner like Clyde is a huge bonus for the Studio,” said CBS president David Stapf. “There are few creators out there that have successfully crossed so many genres, and we’re fortunate to have him join our team. I’m looking forward to discovering where his fertile imagination goes next.”

“Clyde is a world-class showrunner and filmmaker who brings intelligence, depth, maturity and style to both drama and comedy series,” said Gary Levine, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc. “Our many collaborations in the past have been deeply gratifying, and I am thrilled that we will be working together again.”

Phillips’ deal follows news earlier this year that NBCUniversal struck a reported ‘nine-figure deal’ to retain the services of Law & Order creator Dick Wolf.

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