On the heels of signing a two-year first-look deal at Paramount Pictures in May, Johnny Knoxville has inked a similar pact on the TV side. Under a two-year first-look deal at ABC Studios, Knoxville will develop projects through his Hello Junior! banner. The company has already sold its first show under the deal, a comedy to ABC, which has a penalty attached to it. The untitled project, which is looking for a writer, is described as a Southern family comedy inspired by Johnny Knoxville’s unconventional childhood. Tennessee-born Knoxville is expected to narrate the autobiographical comedy. He will executive produce it, as well as any other projects under the ABC Studios deal, with 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky. This marks a return to TV for CAA-repped Knoxville, who got his big break on TV with the MTV series Jackass. The stunt show spawned a very lucrative feature franchise that has earned $336 million globally for Paramount.
Johnny Knoxville Inks First Look Deal With ABC Studios, Sells Family Comedy To ABC
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