The “Black-ish” creator has inked a four-year extension to his overall deal at the studio. He last signed an overall three-year deal in 2015, which at that time, would take him through mid-2018.
Under the terms of the new deal, Barris, through his production company Khalabo Ink Society, will continue as executive producer on “Black-ish,” which has not been officially renewed by ABC, but is a shoo-in for a fourth season. The hit sitcom recently secured syndication deals at FX, BET and Tribune Broadcasting, in addition to Hulu as its streaming partner.
Barris currently has three pilots in contention at ABC: “Libby and Malcolm,” starring Felicity Huffman and Courtney B. Vance;” “Unit Zero,” starring Toni Collette; and a “Black-ish” spinoff, starring Yara Shahidi. The fate of all three projects will be made this week, ahead of ABC’s Upfront presentation.
Aside from his TV deal at ABC Studios, Barris, who co-wrote “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” is under an overall deal at 20th Century Fox for film.
Barris is repped by CAA, Principato Young, and attorney Gregg Gellman of Morris Yorn.