sonny lee gets comedy deal with universal

Sonny Lee and Patrick Walsh, two former writers on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (very funny show), have signed an overall deal to develop comedy projects for Universal Media Studios: Former 'Sunny' writers ink deal with UMS.

Lee and Walsh started in the business just four years ago as pages for NBC in Manhattan, where their spec comedy script about the network's page program caught the attention of NBC executive VP of comedy Jeff Ingold.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, overall deals typically are reserved for seasoned showrunners, but Universal is looking to make more deals with up-and-coming talent.

The duo did behind-the-scenes stints at Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live and Today. They then wrote for two seasons on FX hit Sunny, wrote a pilot for Fox (Broke Friends) and recently completed a pilot for ABC called Family Business.

You can watch some episodes of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Here. I used to follow Sonny's blog here, but he hasn't updated it in over a year. I will have to settle for being his Facebook friend.

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