Laurence Fishburne Lands First-Look Deal With CBS

December 16, 2008 By:
Laurence Fishburne Lands First-Look Deal With CBS

Laurence Fishburne wants to stick to the small screen work for now. He’s currently playing a role on CSI, and seems to like it! He’s just signed a first-look deal with CBS Paramount Network TV to develop some television projects for him. Variety reports that CBS is even giving Fishburne’s production company a spot on their lot.

CBS knows this will be a good deal with Fishburne, seeing as though his debut on CSI drew in the show’s best ratings since the show’s premiere. Fishburne says of the deal, "I have always wanted to continue to expand our production efforts at Cinema Gypsy into television, and Rose Catherine's extensive background and experience in TV is a natural fit with those plans.”

It’s funny how all these film actors are now getting into television. It probably helps that there’s a ton of it, and his film offers have probably slowed down a little. But we think deals like these are making television better again. Because although reality shows still rule all the networks, there are those few shows we can always now count on being great every week.