EXCLUSIVE: Josh Berman has signed a new two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. This is Berman’s third consecutive overall pact at Sony. The first two yielded two series, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, which Berman created and executive produces/showruns, and Fox’s upcoming drama The Mob Doctor, which he co-created with Rob Wright and also exec produces/runs. Berman just sold a new project to CBS, a single-camera comedy written by The Big C creator Darlene Hunt, based on an Atlantic Monthly’s cover story by Kate Bolick All The Single Ladies.
Berman started his career as a junior writer on the first season of CBS’ CSI. He remained on the long-running procedural for six years, rising to executive producer. He went on to create the Fox drama Vanished and spent four years on the network’s veteran procedural Bones, which will now serve as a lead-in for Mob Doctor. Berman is with CAA and attorneys Ken Richman and Jason Hendler.