HBO Remains Dyed in the Wuhl
If he went to a sauna, would he be a Wuhl Sweater?
The premium cable giant have given Wuhl a three-year exclusive development deal, extending their previous arrangement. The new pact will include a follow-up to Wuhl's special "Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl." It probably won't include any new seasons of "Arli$$."
"I'm thrilled that HBO has decided to continue with 'Assume the Position,'" says Wuhl. "It was one of the most well-received projects I've ever been involved with, and could only have been done on HBO. The network has been my home for most of my career, and I'm grateful and excited to continue my long relationship with them."
The first "Assume the Position" premiered in April and featured the "Batman" and "Cobb" co-star giving his take on American history. Wuhl will write, produce and perform a second special in the same vein for a 2007 premiere.
"A multi-talent like Robert is a perfect fit for HBO, where we can collaborate in many different ways," says Nancy Geller, HBO's senior vice president of original programming. "'Arli$$' was a huge success for HBO, and we look forward to a continued partnership with him."
Wuhl, a two-time Emmy winner, created and starred in the sports agent comedy "Arli$$," which ran on HBO from 1996 to 2002.