Even with 30 Rock ending this year, Tina Fey is not leaving the NBC Universal family. Variety reported that Fey has just signed a four-year deal with Universal Television
The deal will allow for Fey to develop new TV series, in which she could also act. Fey has been a part of the NBC family since 1997. She started at the network as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where she quickly made a name for herself. Fey became one of the prominent and well known cast members even landing the coveted head writer position.
In 2006 she left Saturday Night Live and ventured out into the world of sitcoms. She developed 30 Rock which has become a major show for the network. With the announcement of the end of 30 Rock, NBC knew they had to act fast to keep the woman who had accomplished so much for the network.
“She’s been a cornerstone of the network for over the past 10 years and there was just no way we were going to let her get away,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. “It’s a measure of our esteem for her as a writer, actress and producer — she’s in a class by herself.”
As part of the deal, Fey will be able to launch her own shingle. This will give her the ability to develop shows with other writers in addition to her own creations, however it does not include movies. The deal will go into effect after the completion of 30 Rock.
You can catch Fey on the season premiere of 30 Rock Oct. 4 on NBC.