After focusing primarily on cable for the past five years, Jeff Eastin is broadening his development horizons to tackle both cable and broadcast projects. The White Collar and Graceland creator has signed a joined overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Television Studios. Under the pact, Eastin will develop broadcast shows for 20th TV and cable ones for FtvS while continuing as executive producer on Graceland, recently renewed by USA for a third season. The new pact extends Eastin’s relationship with FtvS, the studio behind both White Collar and Graceland, where the showrunner has been under a cable overall deal since 2010.
“Fox Television Studios has been my home for half a decade, and they have been a wonderful creative partner,” said Eastin. “I look forward to expanding that relationship with the team at 20th Century Fox Television.”
Easting has emerged as one of the most prolific series creators currently working in television. Before USA’s White Collar and Graceland, he also created the NBC drama Hawaii and the Nickelodeon comedy Shasta McNasty.
“Jeff is one of those very few writers who can write great characters and surprising plots, while at the same time infusing a really specific comedic tone,” said 20th TV EVP Development Michael Thorn. “His offbeat sensibility gives him a unique perspective on franchise television shows, and we are excited to develop his next hit for broadcast.”
Eastin is repped by CAA and Karl Austen.