Fox, F/X tuck in Murphy
Showrunner will develop series with 20th TV
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, MICHAEL FLEMING
"Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy has sutured together a multiyear deal worth $15 million that's so big, it spans three News Corp. entities: FX, 20th Century Fox TV and the Fox net.
The 3½-year pact pays Murphy an annual salary just north of $4 million. It also advances Murphy an extra $2 million in overhead for his production shingle.
Under the deal, Murphy will stay on as showrunner for a fifth season of FX's top-rated "Nip/Tuck." At the same time, he'll exclusively develop series with 20th Century Fox -- which includes a first-look deal with Fox Broadcasting.