Stephanie Leifer Exits As ABC Signature Head Of Current After 28 Years At Disney

One of the longest-tenured ABC/ABC Signature executives, Stephanie Leifer, is leaving her post as EVP current programming for ABC Signature after combined 28 years at the studio and ABC. Leifer has served as head of current programming at ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios, and predecessor ABC Studios since 2010, overseeing all current series.

Danny Feldheim Tapped As Comedy Chief At ABC Signature

Melanie Frankel Exits As ABC Signature Head Of Comedy

Melanie Frankel is leaving ABC Signature where she served as head of comedy for the past two years. According to sources, Frankel opted to depart before the end of her contract. She has not yet decided what she will do next. Meanwhile, ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios, is searching for a new head of comedy, with Frankel staying on as a consultant until a replacement is found.

ABC Signature Names Susan Lewis Head Of Drama Development

Disney Removes Fox From TV Studios

Nearly a year and a half after acquiring 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 TV Studios, Disney is changing the former to simply 20th Television, while the latter will become Touchstone Television. Additionally, ABC Studios and its subsidiary ABC Signature Studios are folding into one unit that will now be called ABC Signature. The full integration of the Disney Television Studios rebranding is effective immediately, with new logos and motion end cards that viewers will see on screen expected to be completed by year’s end. No executive changes or layoffs are expected as part of the changes.