James Woods and Jeri Ryan in Shark by Justin Lubin/CBS
has signed a two-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV to continue on as show-runner for the hit drama and develop new projects. Heralding Biederman's success, 20th Century president Dana Walden tells
, "Ian has created a larger-than-life character in Sebastian Stark that... captured the imagination of the amazing
, a feature actor who'd never done a television series. The result was the year's most-watched new drama."
Looking ahead to
's Season 2, Biederman says, "We want to make it a combination of provocative drama and interesting characters... not just a procedural." Tweaks include
's DA joining Stark's team, giving the supporting cast meatier stories and bringing back Stark's ex-wife.