EXCLUSIVE: For her first project under the overall deal Nurse Jackie co-creator Lix Brixius signed with Universal Television in April, she has teamed with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Universal TV-based Hazy Mills and Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown’s Bender Brown Prods. for a drama project that has landed at NBC.
Brixius will write the hourlong drama, a soap about a Dr. Oz-type that has fallen from grace. Brixius, Hayes, Milliner, Bender (Inglourious Basterds) and Brown executive produce. Uni TV is the studio. Hazy Mills has three series on the air: NBC’s Grimm and the TV Land comedies Hot In Cleveland and spinoff The Soul Man. Additionally, Hayes is set to recur on the NBC/Uni TV dramedy Smash this coming season, reuniting with his Will & Grace co-star Debra Messing. Bender Brown recently signed a pod deal with Uni TV’s corporate sibling Universal Cable Prods. WME-repped Brixius signed with Uni TV shortly after leaving Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, which she co-showran for the first four seasons.