Samuel L. Jackson producing two shows at CBS

Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:48pm EDT
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By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson's UppiTV has set up two series projects at CBS, a comedy and a medical drama.

Both shows are produced by CBS TV Studios, which has extended its deal with UppiTV for another year.

The multicamera comedy, from writer Bob Kushell, is about the wife of a U.S. congressman who inherits her husband's seat when he dies unexpectedly in the middle of his term.

Writer Andrea Newman's medical drama centers on an emergency room doctor who uses unconventional methods to treat his patients.

Jackson will executive produce the projects alongside their respective writers.

Kushell's credits include "Samantha Who?" and "3rd Rock From the Sun." Newman has worked on "Private Practice" and "Cold Case."

Jackson started his push into TV producing last year when he signed a first-look deal with CBS Studios. His only previous stint as TV producer is with Spike TV's animated series "Afro Samurai."

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

<p>Actor Samuel L. Jackson poses at the premiere of "Inglourious Basterds" at Grauman&rsquo;s Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California August 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>