Reaper creators sign new deal, sealing that show's fate

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Reaper creators/executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, which throws into doubt the ongoing survival of their CW series, which is produced by rival ABC Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Under the seven-figure pact, the duo will join a 20th TV series and develop projects for the studio. Reaper was on the bubble at The CW, and the deal would suggest that it won't be coming back.

Under their overall deal at ABC Studios, Fazekas and Butters created Reaper, whose pilot, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the best-received last season.

The pair previously spent five seasons on NBC's Law & Order: SVU, where they rose to co-executive producers.