Karyn Usher and Lisa Zwerling, both writers and producers, have entered into a multi-year overall television deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce original scripted programming through their new company Carpool Entertainment. Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs made the announcement January 30. Zwerling spent five seasons as a producer, writer and editor on ER, executive produced Betrayal for ABC Studios, and co-executive produced FlashForward. Usher’s credits include writing, producing and executive producing Prison Break, writing and co-executive producing Bones, and creating and executive producing Delirium and Rogue for FOX.