EXCLUSIVE: Veteran animated comedy writer-producer David Goodman has signed a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV where he has been for the past decade and a half. Goodman has spent most of that time working with 20th TV-based uber producer Seth MacFarlane — eight years on the animated Family Guy, where Goodman rose to executive producer/showrunner, and currently consulting on live-action freshman Dads. Additionally, Goodman co-created and served as showrunner on 20th TV’s animated comedy Murder Police, which was picked up to series by Fox but will not air; developed/ran the studio’s Fox animated series Allen Gregory; and served as a co-executive producer on 20th/Fox’s Futurama.

“David is someone we’ve been in business with for 15 years, and quite simply, we can’t imagine being in business without him,” said 20th TV chairman Dana Walden. “He’s worked on nearly every animated series we’ve ever made, and he’s one of Seth MacFarlane’s most trusted producers. David is both a natural leader and a team player, not to mention a fantastic writer — his scripts are always standouts. And he is about as versatile as they come — what other writer has The Golden Girls, Star Trek: Enterprise and Family Guy on their resume? Goodman is repped by UTA and attorney Bryan Wolf.