Rich Blomquist, who with wife Kristen Schaal, Phil Lord & Chris Miller created the ABC pilot American Monster, has closed a two-year overall deal with the show’s producer 20th Century Fox Television. Under the pact, the longtime writer on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will develop new projects for the studio. “Rich is one of those rare voices — hilarious, irreverent, completely unique and fiercely intelligent,” said 20th Century Fox TV president of creative affairs Jonny Davis. “We loved him from The Daily Show and knew we wanted to be in business with him exclusively. We loved working with him on American Monster and we can’t wait to develop with him again.”
Blomquist was a writer for The Daily Show for 10 seasons, sharing in seven Emmy variety series writing wins and a WGA Best Comedy/Variety Series win 2010. Before that he was a contributing writer on Saturday Night Live. He also co-wrote The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex in 2010. He is repped by UTA.
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