LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Patricia Heaton has signed a deal to develop TV shows for ABC and its sister studio Touchstone TV, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
Heaton recently completed taping the final episode of the long-running CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," after starring for nine seasons as Debra Barone. She was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series six straight years -- 1999-2004 -- winning in 2000 and 2001.
The Reporter said Heaton's deal with ABC is worth seven figures and calls for her to star in series and long-form projects for the studio and the network. She will serve as executive producer with her husband, David Hunt, through her Four Boys Films production company.