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ALL OF THIS WINNIN’! 'blackish' Creator Kenya Barris EXTENDS Overall Deal With ABC + ‘Power’ Showrunner Courtney Kemp Inks New Deal With STARZ & Lionsgate


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Kenya Barris and Courtney Kemp are taking over television…and film. Go inside to read up on Kenya and Courtney’s HUGE new deals…

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'Cause they’re taking OVER! One television show at a time.

“black•ish” creator Kenya Barris won’t be going anywhere soon. ABC Studios just extended his overall deal for another four years. Yep, the top comedy writer/producer and his production company, Khalabo Ink Society, will be bringing us more material relevant to the black community.

As expected, he will continue serve as executive producer on the hit family comedy “black•ish,” which is now in its third season and expected to be renewed for a fourth.

Under the new deal, Kenya will also continue to work on new projects for the network, cable and streaming services, including the “black•ish” spin-off starring Yara Shahidi;“Libby & Malcolm” starring Courtney B. Vance; and an hour-long dramedy titled “Unite Zero.”

The EMMY and Golden Globe nominated producer has proven to be one of the hottest writers/producers in the game and we’re more than excited to see all of the great content he has in store.

Speaking of winning….

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“Power” creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp has inked a new overall deal with STARZ and Lionsgate. YAS!

According to Deadline, Courtney will develop new series for the STARZ network and she will also create new projects for Lionsgate (who just acquired STARZ) that could be sold to a variety of outlets. And, of course, she’s still on board as the showrunner and executive producer of the hit series Power. By the way, season 4 premieres June 25th.

“This new deal presents a wonderful opportunity to extend my creative efforts on Power while developing new shows for Lionsgate,” Courtney told Deadline. “I am grateful to Jon, Kevin and Chris for this warm welcome to the Lionsgate family, and I’m looking forward to a continued relationship with Chris, Carmi and the entire team at Starz."

#BlackExcellence is taking over! And we're so here for it.

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