American indie film production company Killer Films has signed a first-look television deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce programming for both broadcast and cable, Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate's president of television programming and production, and Killer Films head Christine Vachon announced Wednesday. Killer is known for producing such films as "Far From Heaven," "Boys Don't Cry," and "One Hour Photo," as well as "Mrs. Harris," the HBO television film nominated for 12 Emmy Awards. Killer also produced "This American Life," based on Ira Glass's popular NPR show, which debuted this spring on Showtime. "Lionsgate has had tremendous success growing a brand in the last few years and has been at the forefront of new talent in television," said Vachon in a statement. "We've always admired their daring work and we look forward to producing great television with them." [Brian Brooks]