According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Raimi and Joshua Donen's Stars Road Entertainment have put together a two-year, first-look deal with Sony Pictures TV. Running this new entity will be CBS drama department, senior vice president Robert Zotnowski.

The plan for Stars Road is to get a bigger market share of broadcast TV and cable. The major focus will be drama. The horror projects will be handled by Raimi's Ghost House Pictures.

"We felt like-minded about television," stated Zotnowski, who is "a longtime fan and admirer of Sam Raimi."

Raimi is known in TV for such action-adventure hits as Xena: Warrior Princess and Legend of the Seeker. Other shows include American Gothic for CBS and the CW's 13: Fear Is Real.

"Sam, Rob and I have been very fortunate that our TV ideas have ended up as series," offered Donen, "but we realized that we needed somebody dedicated full time to that business."

Raimi has a very strong bond with Sony due to has masterminding of the Spider-Man franchise.