After nearly 15 years and three series at 20th Century Fox TV, Greg Garcia is moving on to greener pastures.
The 42-year-old Latino director, producer and writer has signed a four-year deal with CBS TV Studios to develop new projects.
As part of the agreement, Garcia will remain as the showrunner on Fox’s Raising Hope for its upcoming third season while working on development for CBS Studios.
Garcia began his long stint at 20th Century Fox as a writer on the short-lived Getting Personal before co-creating his first series for the studio, Yes, Dear, which ran on CBS for six seasons.
He’d go on to serve as the creator/executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning My Name Is Earl and most recently Fox’s Raising Hope.
“Greg is truly one of the funniest people I know, and certainly one of the elite comedy showrunners,” said CBS TV Studios president David Stapf, who had pursued Garcia for several years. “He is a rare creative talent, who has created successful shows in both the multi- and single-camera form across a variety of networks.”
Garcia has also worked on the series Family Matters and as a consulting producer on Family Guy.