EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning comedy writer-producer Matt Hubbard (30 Rock) has closed an overall deal with Universal Television. Under the two-year pact, he will develop and supervise new projects for the studio. “Matt is a unique, funny and sophisticated writer,” Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria said. “We developed a big idea–funny script with him last season that we loved and now we are excited to dive in with new ideas this year.”
Hubbard has spent the last six seasons as a writer-producer on the critically praised NBC/Universal TV comedy 30 Rock, which he joined right after the pilot as a co-producer, rising through the ranks to a co-executive producer for the last three seasons. He won an Emmy in 2009 for writing the Reunion episode of the office comedy and also was nominated in the category in 2010 and 2011. Additionally, Hubbard shared in 30 Rock’s best comedy series win in 2009. He is extending his relationship with 30 Rock creator/executive producer Tina Fey to the big screen, currently writing an untitled Tina Fey project for Universal TV’s sibling Universal Pictures. Hubbard, repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman, has spent most of his TV career so far on NBC shows. He started on dramedy Ed and also worked on the Friends spinoff Joey.