By Jethro Nededog
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Universal TV isn't letting Michael Schur go. It has signed NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and Fox's "Brooklyn-Nine-Nine" executive producer to a multi-year deal through 2016.
"Mike is a wildly talented writer and, hands-down, one of the best showrunners in the business," said Universal TV executive vice president Bela Bajaria in a statement.
"He is funny, collaborative, smart, solution-oriented and incredibly creative. We greatly value our relationship with him and look forward to the success of ‘Parks,' ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and many other shows. We're very excited to be collaborating with Mike for years to come," she continued.
Aside from Universal TV-produced "Parks and Rec" and "Brooklyn-Nine-Nine," Schur was part of the Emmy-winning team on "The Office" when it won for Best Comedy in 2006. He also won an Emmy for writing on "Saturday Night Live" in 2002.
He has also won a Peabody Award and has been nominated for a Producers Guild of America Award for "Parks and Rec" and two Writers Guild of America awards for "The Office."
"I couldn't be happier about extending my stay at Universal TV," said Schur. "Bob, Jen, Bela and their teams have shown me a tremendous amount of encouragement and support, and not just creatively. This weekend Bob is helping me paint my garage, and Bela is my spotter when I lift."
"Parks and Recreation" returns for its sixth season with an hourlong episode on Thursday, September 26 at 8/7c on NBC. "Brooklyn-Nine-Nine" makes its series debut on Tuesday, September 17 at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.
Schur is represented by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.