“CSI” showrunner and executive producer Carol Mendelsohn and producing partner Julie Weitz have struck a multi-year first-look broadcast direct deal with Fox Entertainment, president of entertainment Michael Thorn announced at MIPCOM Cannes. The duo’s previous deal with Universal Television is now over.
Under the terms, Mendelsohn and Weitz will develop scripted dramas for the Fox. Greenlit programs will be wholly owned by Fox Entertainment, and Mendelsohn and Weitz will serve as executive producers under their Carol Mendelsohn Productions banner.
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Additionally, Fox’s studio arm has optioned the book, “The Bomb Maker,” written by the prolific novelist Thomas Perry, with Mendelsohn and Weitz serving as executive producers on the project. Fox Entertainment Studios is currently meeting with potential writers. The show follows former commander Dick Stahl, who is called in after the majority of the LAPD Bomb Squad is killed by a house bomb.