EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Tarses is staying at Sony Pictures Television with a new two-year overall deal. Tarses is among the studio’s most prolific non-writing producers. She exec prods two Sony series, TBS’ My Boys and TNT’s Hawthorne as well as four buzzed-about comedy pilots this development season, Mr. Sunshine and Happy Endings at ABC, True Love at CBS, and Franklin & Bash at TBS.
At one time one of the most controversial network executives in entertainment history, first at NBC and then at ABC, Tarses came to Sony in 2005 when she joined Gavin Polone at his Sony-based Pariah. After fielding a few projects, including My Boys, the two parted ways at the end of 2006 when WME-repped Tarses launched her company Fan Fare and inked an overall deal with Sony.