Bill Lawrence and his Doozer Productions are staying at Warner Bros. Television with a new four-year deal. Under the eight-figure renewal, Lawrence and Jeff Ingold, who runs Doozer, will continue to develop and produce projects for the studio. Additionally, the duo have promoted Liza Katzer to director of development.
Doozer’s first four-year pact with WBTV yielded four series, including NBC comedy Undateable, which is returning for a third season of all-live episodes in the fall, and new CBS hourlong buddy comedy Rush Hour, based on the hit movie franchise. Lawrence co-wrote the latter, which is slated for a midseason launch, with Blake McCormick.
Lawrence, creator/co-creator of such series as Scrubs, Spin City and Cougar Town, is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Jared Levine. He is among the top showrunners on WBTV’s roster, along with Chuck Lorre and Greg Berlanti.