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Executive producer and writer Danny Zuker announced the move on Twitter several weeks after NBC put the final nail in the coffin of Spivey’s troubled sitcom. The writer-creator was one of several to depart Up All Night in January during an ill-fated attempt to turn the comedy into a multicamera effort.
The move to Modern Family does not come as that great of a surprise. The Saturday Night Live alum inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television in February. As a part of the pact, Spivey is developing new projects at the studio while contributing to current fare.
Spivey previously had a deal at Universal TV, where she served as a writer-producer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation before starting Up All Night. Before that she worked as a writing supervisor on SNL, a gig that won her a shared Emmy for outstanding writing in 2002.
She joins previously announced Modern Family addition Stephen Lloyd. The How I Met Your Mother ep will start to segue from the outgoing CBS comedy next season, joining brother and series co-creator/co-showrunner Chris Lloyd.
Spivey is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.
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