Jennie Snyder Urman Sets Up 3 Projects

Emily Owens, MD creator Jennie Snyder Urman has sold three projects under her overall deal at CBS Television Studios – two dramas to the CW and a comedy to Fox as CBS Studios this year is branching out from supplying only siblings CBS and the CW to also selling to the other broadcast networks. 

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The CW’s Cross, written by Urman, is set in the 19th Century and centers on 22-year old Eliza who secretly assumes her recently deceased twin brother Thomas’ identity and takes his job working in a Boston hospital as a doctor’s apprentice. The drama explores gender politics, race relations and the birth of modern medicine during an explosive time in American history. At the CW, Cross joins Urman’s Jane The Virgin, a drama based on the Venezuelan telenovela Juana La Virgen. The project, which Urman exec produces with Gary Pearl, Jorge Granier and Ben Silverman, was one of the first buys for this development cycle. It centers on Jane, a hard-working, religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. Fox’s Sober Companion, which Urman is writing/exec producing with David Rosenthal, is an odd couple-esque comedy in which an out of control lawyer is forced to enlist a sober companion in order to get his life back on track. Under her pact with CBS Studios, Urman, repped by UTA and Felker Toczek, is a consulting producer on the studio’s new CW drama Reign. Her credits also include series Men In Trees and Gilmore Girls and feature Something Borrowed.

Comments (9)

  • Well deserved. Jennie is awesome.

    Comment by podproducer — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 10:14am PDT  
  • I would not watch any of those shows.

    Comment by Casey — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 10:21am PDT  
  • Fantastic. Kudos to a good person who deserves all of this and more.

    Comment by personperson — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 10:25am PDT  
  • Go Jennie, Go! There will be cheese!

    Comment by Jennielover — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 10:50am PDT  
  • Jennie Urman is insanely talented and fantastic to work for. This is well deserved.

    Comment by JohnTheVirgin — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 1:11pm PDT  
  • Because Emily Owens was such a hit?

    Comment by Emsbaba — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 1:46pm PDT  
  • Congratulations to Jennie!! This is so well deserved. She is the best to work for and is so brilliant!!

    Comment by hiremejennie — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 2:16pm PDT  
    • Your user name tells me your post might not be unbiased.

      Comment by Emsbaba — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 7:28pm PDT  
  • Why are they giving so many shows to a person who has written so many bombs? Talk about failing upward. No wonder why broadcast TV is in so much trouble.

    Comment by Miffy — Friday August 16, 2013 @ 6:18pm PDT  
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