Elaine Ko has closed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, the company announced today. Having worked at Modern Family as a staff writer then producer and now supervising producer, Ko will be returning to the hit comedy for a fourth year. The producer won an Episodic Comedy WGA Award earlier this year for writing Modern Family’s “Virgin Territory” show. She also shared in the show’s 2012 Best Comedy Series award from the WGA. “Elaine is a Twentieth Century Fox Television success story, starting her career as a staff writer on Do Not Disturb and Family Guy. She’s been on Modern Family from the very beginning,” said 20th Century Fox TV Chairman Dana Walden today in a statement. “Steve and Chris value her enormously, as do we. This deal keeps her on our incredibly important Modern Family, as well as allowing her to develop down the road. We’re thrilled she’ll be staying in the 20th family for years to come,” Walden added, noting the show’s co-EPs Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd. Elaine Ko is repped by UTA.
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