EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning comedy writer-producer Tucker Cawley has signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television. Under the pact, the Everybody Loves Raymond alum will serve as executive producer/showrunner on the studio’s NBC comedy series Up All Night, which was renewed for a second season with a 13-episode order. Cawley was most recently co-executive producer on the first season of the series, created/executive produced by Emily Spivey and starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph. As showrunner, Cawley succeeds Jon Pollack, who moved to another NBC/Universal TV comedy series, the newly-picked up Go On. Cawley, repped by CAA and attorneys Patti Felker and Bruce Gelman, won an Emmy Award for writing the Baggage episode of CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond and shared in the show’s two best comedy series Emmys. His series credits also include TNT’s Men Of a Certain Age and NBC’s Parks & Recreation.
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