EXCLUSIVE: Nurse Jackie co-creator Liz Brixius has signed an overall deal with Universal Television. The rich two-year pact reunites Brixius with former Showtime entertainment president Bob Greenblatt, who developed and put Nurse Jackie on the air and now oversees NBC and Universal TV as NBC Entertainment chairman. Under the new deal, Brixius will develop new projects for Uni TV.
Brixius recently left Nurse Jackie, on which she served as co-showrunner for four seasons alongside fellow co-creator/executive producer Linda Wallem, who also departed. The two co-created the dark comedy starring Edie Falco with Evan Dunsky. Nurse Jackie was the first TV series for Brixius, who previously teamed with Wallem to co-create another Showtime project, Insatiable, which was picked up to pilot by Greenblatt and led to the duo’s gig on Nurse Jackie. In addition to her four-year stint on Nurse Jackie, Brixius, repped by WME and Jamie Mandelbaum, has been busy in features; she co-wrote the recent Katherine Heigl movie One For The Money.