Fishburne signs development deal with CBS

After debuting on CSI last week to over 20 million viewers, Laurence Fishburne is apparently here to stay with CBS.

The actor with a home in New Rochelle just signed a deal with CBS to develop small screen projects, similar to the string of successes Mark Wahlberg has had on HBO with shows like Entourage and In Treatment.

But Morpheus is no stranger to developing his own projects too. His production company was responsible for the movie Akeelah and the Bee, a great film if you haven’t seen it already. Fishburne also executive produced HBO’s Miss Evers’ Boys and Always Outnumbered.

CBS lately has been coming out with all sorts of great new shows like The Mentalist, so I’m really curious to see what Fishburne will come up with.

(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

Aman Ali

Aman Ali has been a mobile journalist for the Journal News since 2007. Prior to that he worked in Washington, D.C., for The Hill covering Capitol Hill politics and the 2008 Presidential race. An Ohio native, Ali received his degree in newspaper journalism from Kent State University. If he's not on assignment reporting, he can be found at home beating 12-year-olds online in Madden football on his Xbox 360.