Veteran How I Met Your Mother writer-producer Kourtney Kang has closed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the CBS comedy series. Under the two-year pact, she will be promoted to executive producer of the series, created/executive produced by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, and will develop new projects. Two seasons ago, Kang co-created with Bays, Thomas and another Mother writer-producer, Joe Kelly, the comedy Livin’ on a Prayer, which went to pilot at CBS. Last season, she and Kelly wrote a comedy script for ABC. Both projects were produced by 20th TV. “We love Kourtney,” 20th TV chairman Dana Walden said. “She has been invaluable to Carter and Craig who rely on her heavily. She is very funny, great with stories and has become the heart and soul of the show.”

Kang has been with Mother since the series’ 2005 debut. She joined the series as a staff writer, rising through the ranks to co-executive producer and now exec producer. Kang, repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman, started off as a development executive at NBC before segueing to writing. She was a writer on NBC’s short-lived Coupling before joining Mother.