The duo behind last year’s NBC comedy pilot Old Soul have signed a two-year overall deal with the Peacock’s sister studio Universal TV. Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener will serve as exec producers on Eva Longoria comedy Telenovela, which NBC ordered straight to series in January.
The duo worked together on ABC’s Happy Endings, where Bycel was EP and Fener was co-EP, and earlier were co-exec producers on Fox’s Seth MacFarlane toon American Dad. Bycel also was showrunner for Scrubs during its final season on ABC and co-EP on USA’s Psych.
Fener and Bycel are represented by UTA and Morris Yorn.