J.Lo Inks First-Look with Fox

Jennifer Lopez is extending her multimedia reach to U.S. network TV.

She has signed a first-look production deal with Fox Televison Studios and Regency Television.

According to the deal, Fox Television Studios will get a first shot at all TV projects developed by Lopez, her production partner Simon Fields, and producer Julio Caro. That includes scripted and unscripted series, specials and original movies for broadcast network and cable distribution.

Lopez' Nuyorican Productions also has TV deals with Universal for a first-run syndication talk show with her sister, Lynda, and a multi-show deal with Spanish-language network Telemundo.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.