Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin of Burbank, California-based Marquee Tollin/Robbins landed a US$1.5-million development deal in February to produce teen-
oriented prime-time shows for Warner Bros. Television, with the possibility of some kids series on the side.
The producers/directors-known for creating Nickelodeon’s All That, Cousin Skeeter and Kenan and Kel, as well as movies like Nick’s Good Burger and Paramount/MTV’s Varsity Blues-were sought by Susanne Daniels, the WB’s new entertainment president. Robbins points out, however, that the development deal does not designate that shows be developed exclusively for the WB network. Instead, they will be produced as pilots by Warner Bros. Television for a variety of potential outlets. While kids shows will likely be in the mix of projects for Warner Bros., so far, the Marquee Tollin/Robbins production slate hasn’t been set.
The producing duo also just signed a two-year contract with Nick for the renewal of their series, as well as continuing support for their pilot The Amanda Bynes Show, starring a character from All That. The deal gives Nick the exclusive basic cable broadcast rights to Tollin/Robbins’ kids projects.