Michael Ausiello
July 14, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Holy Rambaldi artifact, Jennifer Garner is reteaming with ABC!

Ex-Alias superstar Jennifer Garner has inked a fresh development deal with her old network, sources confirm to me exclusively.

What are the specifics of the pact? And does it involve the words “Alias” and “movie”? Keep reading for all the deets…

ABC declined to comment, but I’m told the deal calls for the four-time Emmy nominee to develop projects via her Vandalia Films production shingle (that’s tradespeak for “office space on studio lot”). There are no plans for Garner to act in any of said projects (apologies for the shameless Alias tease earlier), but as one Alphabet insider says, “If Jennifer wants to make a guest appearance no one is going to stop her.”

The deal — coming three years after Garner ended her five-season run as Sydney Bristow on Alias — marks a big turning point for Garner’s fledgling production company, which so far has dabbled mostly in independent film.

Reaction? Surprised that ABC would make a (likely mega-bucks) deal with Garner that doesn’t include an acting component? Sound off below!  

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