Tina Fey has signed a four year deal tying her to NBC Universal where she has remained in a variety of different roles since the late nineties when she emerged as both a writer and performer on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Fey will now be tasked with developing new TV for the network, and may choose to star in them as well.

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “She’s been a cornerstone of the network for over the past 10 years and there was just no way we were going to let her get away. It’s a measure of our esteem for her as a writer, actress and producer — she’s in a class by herself.” The deal is yet another sign that NBC is committed to snagging the best possible creative talent to assist in their newly expanded TV operations. Fey is the latest to sign a long term agreement, following in the footsteps of the likes of Greg Daniels, Jason Katims, Michael Schur and Dick Wolf.