Disney’s 20th Television has signed a new multi-year overall deal with Chelsea Devantez, who has previously worked as the head writer on “The Problem with Jon Stewart”, ABC’s “Bless This Mess” and developed the CBS series, “This Is Our Year”.
Chelsea Devantez said in a statement:
“I’ve worked with 20th on several wonderful projects, but when we collaborated on a pilot based on my childhood growing up broke with a single mom in the Southwest, I knew I’d found my creative home. I can’t wait to bring them more projects that center working class women’s stories, authentic female friendship, and if all else fails, a slideshow of cheugy NFTs.”
Karey Burke, President of 20th Television, added:
“Chelsea is a tremendous talent who brings perspective and nuance to everything she does, from her popular and hilarious Celebrity Book Club podcast, to head writing The Problem with Jon Stewart. Beyond our admiration for her abilities as a writer and a comic, we also love that she is a champion of underrepresented voices. We’re excited to support her vision through this new, exclusive deal and are grateful to be in business together.”
With her new overall deal, Chelsea Devantez will be developing and producing new comedy projects at 20th Television, along with supervising others.