NBCU TV & Streaming Signs Deal with Shanola Hampton


NBCUniversal Television and Streaming and Universal Television have entered into a talent holding deal with Shanola Hampton, co-star of the Showtime drama Shameless.

Under the terms of the deal, Hampton will collaborate with Universal Television to develop and star in scripted studio projects for NBCU’s television and streaming platforms. For the first project as part of the agreement, Hampton has been cast in a starring role in the NBC pilot Dangerous Moms, for which she will serve as a producer.

Based on the Spanish original series Señoras del (h)Ampa, Dangerous Moms is an off-center dark dramedy about four diverse mothers who accidentally kill the queen bee of their school’s PTA during the demonstration of a new high-end food processor. The story becomes a female anthem about friendship and family as it tells the story of one completely unprepared group of women who must juggle their everyday lives while their worlds are turned upside down. It is from Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

“I’ve worked with Shanola since casting her in Shameless at Showtime and I’m excited to continue our relationship with her,” said Beth Klein, executive VP of talent and casting at Universal Television. “Shanola is an immensely talented artist and we’re glad to welcome her to Universal Television.”

“We loved working with Shanola on a recent comedy pilot and recognized immediately that she is a force of nature and a breakout star,” said Grace Wu, executive VP of casting for entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Shanola’s considerable talents span both comedy and drama and we are thrilled to have her as part of the NBCU family.”