Ryan Seacrest Prods., CBS TV studios sign 2-year deal


Ryan SeacrestRadio and TV personality and producer Ryan Seacrest has partnered with CBS Television Studios on a two-year overall deal that will focus on developing scripted content.

Under the pact, Ryan Seacrest Productions’ scripted division — headed by EVP of scripted programming Nina Wass — will develop projects for broadcast and cable television, as well as major video streaming services and other emerging distributors. Outside of the exclusive agreement with CBS Television Studios for scripted programming, RSP remains an independent company. RSP’s unscripted television and digital programming divisions will continue to work across all network, cable and digital studios and networks.

“Under Nina Wass’ leadership, our scripted team has made great strides in the last two years,” said Seacrest. “CBS Television Studios and [president] David Stapf have a tremendous track record in developing groundbreaking material, and we hope our partnership will further their success. It’s truly a privilege for us to now call the studio home for our scripted division.”