Michael Schur, one of the biggest names in television, has signed a new contract with Universal Television – and that's incredibly lucrative. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schur has signed a multiyear contract with the company, which Schur estimates to earn $ 25 million annually over five years for a total of $ 125 million.
Schur has been a television broadcaster since joining Universal Television when he wrote for Saturday Night Live, which airs on Universal NBC. Schur played an important role in creating the American version of The Office. He later co-founded Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Outside of these projects, Shur produces Aziz Ansaris' Master of None, while also working on the new NBC comedy Abby's and a brand new project with Kal Penn for the network.
"There are few people in the business who have made such an important contribution to both NBC and Universal Television as Mike Schur," NBC George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, chairman of the entertainment industry, said in a statement.
"Mike is an ingenious comedy, his TV resume is second to none and we could not be more excited to see all the projects he will develop in the years to come."
Schur is also an actor. He plays Dwight Schrute's strange cousin Mose Schrute in The Office. You can read some of his craziest moments in the video above.