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Glen Mazzara has signed an overall deal with Fox Television Studios, has learned.

Under the deal, the former Walking Dead showrunner and The Shield executive producer will develop a variety of cable television projects for the studio under his new banner, 44 Strong Productions.

"The Shield was the show that really put FTVS on the map and Glen was a huge part of that show's success," studio president David Madden said in a statement. "Years later, Glen has become a lauded and expert showrunner, and after his extraordinary stint on The Walking Dead, we are proud to bring Glen back home."

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Mazzara, whose other credits include Crash and Life, stepped down as showrunner on AMC's The Walking Dead due to "a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward" in Season 4. Mazzara replaced original showrunner Frank Darabont in 2011, when he and AMC also parted ways during the production of Season 2. Mazzara is being replaced by Walking Dead writer Scott Gimple.

"I've had a long history with Fox Television Studios, and it feels good to set up shop at a studio that I respect and trust, especially with David leading the charge," Mazzara said in a statement. "FTVS is giving me the opportunity to develop my own projects and to shepherd other writers on their own shows. This is where I want to be, and I couldn't ask for a better partner as I take the next step in my career."