Lionsgate announced Monday a multiyear television deal with producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men) to create scripted programming for the studio through their Tannenbaum Company production banner.
The Tannenbaums, whose company has been based at CBS Television Studios for the past eight years, have produced such shows as the long-running Emmy Award-nominated blockbuster Two And A Half Men; the recent reboot of The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry; Young & Hungry, Freeform’s highest-rated comedy; and Impastor for TV Land.
Their most recent series, The Last O.G., from Oscar-winning creator Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, premiered at TBS and is a top cable show this year.
Eric Tannenbaum has also served as founder and president of Artists Television Group, president of Columbia TriStar Television, and EVP of Television at New World Entertainment.
While at Columbia TriStar, he helped shepherd such comedy hits as the multiple Golden Globe winner Mad About You, The Nanny, The King of Queens, Dawson’s Creek, and Party of Five.
Kim Tannenbaum developed The Ellen Show and The $treet while serving as EVP of creative affairs at ATG and The King of Queens as an executive at Columbia TriStar Television.
The Tannenbaums join a star-studded Lionsgate creative roster that includes Courtney Kemp (Power, Get Christie Love), Paul Feig (The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale), Nashville’s Ed Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz, Joel Silver (The Matrix and Lethal Weapon franchises) and Dexter’s John Goldwyn, among others.
The Tannenbaum Company is represented by CAA.
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