Jane the Virgin Creator Jennie Snyder Urman Extends CBS TV Studios Pact


Jennie Snyder Urman, best known for creating the hit series Jane the Virgin, has extended her production agreement with CBS Television Studios through 2025.

The newly extended pact gives CBS Television Studios the exclusive rights to produce all TV content created and developed by Urman and her creative partner Joanna Klein through their Sutton Street Productions. Since launching in 2018, Sutton Street has sold multiple projects across platforms such as CBS, The CW, Netflix, HBO Max, CBS All Access, Quibi, Peacock and Lifetime. Urman and Klein are executive producers on the CBS comedy Broke, which debuts on April 2.

“Jennie’s singular storytelling moves effortlessly between comedy and drama with sensitivity and humanity. Couple that with her innate ability to move a project from concept to creation, and it places her among the most respected and coveted producers working in our medium,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. “Additionally, Jennie and Joanna have incredible vision and taste, resulting in one of the most fruitful partnerships in television… one we hope continues to flourish for us for years to come.”

Urman commented: “I feel incredibly lucky that I get to continue to work with CBS Studios, which has been my home for the past decade. David Stapf is the best creative partner out there and it has been a privilege and a pleasure to get to work with him and his amazing team, led by Bryan Seabury in drama, Kate Adler in comedy, and Amy Reisenbach in current. They are all so passionate and steadfast in their creative support and in their determination to find the right home for each project and Joanna and I couldn’t be more excited (and inspired!) to create shows with them for many more years.”