With The Big C headed to its conclusion, the series’ showrunner Jenny Bicks is moving on with a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television. The pact calls for the former Sex And The City executive producer to develop comedy and drama series for the studio. Bicks was most recently under an overall deal at Sony TV, which produces Showtime’s The Big C, created by Darlene Hunt. Bicks previously created and executive produced the ABC/Warner Bros TV one-hour dramedy Men In Trees and the NBC/NBC Studios comedy Leap Of Faith.
20th TV chairman Dana Walden said she and fellow chairman Gary Newman had tried getting in business with Bicks for years but “the planets didn’t align” until now. “She is an incredible writer; we are well aware of the contributions she made to Sex And The City, which is one of my favorite shows; and I loved Men In Trees, which I thought was great and distinct,” Walden said. “She is a very versatile writer who can play with tone, who can do one-hour dramas and also has passion for half-hour comedy.”
On the feature side, Bicks, repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman, recently completed the movie musical Barnum for Hugh Jackman and Fox.