Kerry Washington Extends ABC Studios Overall Deal

LeBron James Signs 2-Year Scripted Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Tracy Underwood Named EVP Creative Affairs At ABC Studios

Jori Arancio Exits As ABC Head Of PR

Jori Arancio is stepping down from her role as SVP Communications for ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, ending a 21-year career at the Walt Disney Co. No replacement has been announced, but Naomi Bulochnikov-Paul, head of PR for ABC sibling Freeform, is expected to take on the role, which might be restructured.

Frankel To Head Comedy At ABC Studios

Melanie Frankel has been upped to the head comedy role at ABC Studios. Frankel takes over for Amy Hartwick, who stepped down in July following a significant reorganization at the Disney-owned studio that saw Patrick Moran exit the company. Frankel was previously the vice president of current series for ABC Studios, a role she has held since 2015.

Jason Richman Extends ABC Studios Deal

Showtime Cancels ‘SMILF’ After Reports Of On-Set Misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Showtime has canceled the comedy series “SMILF” after two seasons, and ABC studios, which produces the show, has suspended a development deal with its creator, star and executive producer Frankie Shaw. The dual announcements Friday came after a December story in The Hollywood Reporter that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior […]

Maguire To Lead Drama At ABC Studios

Nne Ebong Leaves ABC Studios Drama Post

‘Black-ish’ Creator Barris Leaving ABC Studios

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of the ABC comedy “black-ish” is leaving the network. Barris confirmed his departure from ABC Studios in an Instagram post Friday in which he thanked those who had helped him and said he was “nervous but ready” for his next steps. The writer-producer created “black-ish,” which stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee […]

‘Black-ish’ Creator Plots Exit From ABC

Could Kenya Barris be the next prolific producer to move from the broadcast studio system to Netflix? Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Black-ish creator and Girls Trip writer is actively trying to get out of his overall deal with ABC Studios, his creative home since 2015.

Carlton Cuse Returns To ABC With $20M Deal

Days after seeing Shonda Rhimes exit for a game-changing deal with Netflix, ABC Studios has reunited with Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse. The Disney-owned studio has inked a massive four-year overall deal with Cuse and his newly launched Genre Arts banner in what is said to be a pact worth more than $20 million plus a percentage of the back-end on programming created under the partnership.

Ryan Seacrest Inks Overall ABC Studios Deal

Ryan Seacrest is expanding his relationship with ABC in a big way. His Ryan Seacrest Productions has signed a multi-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, RSP’s scripted division will develop scripted projects exclusively for ABC Studios at all TV networks and platforms, including broadcast, basic and premium cable and on-demand services.

Larry Wilmore In Deal With ABC Studios

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months after Comedy Central axed “The Nightly Show,” its host, Larry Wilmore, has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, the company said Monday. Under the deal, Wilmore will develop his own projects as well as supervise others while helping target talent for the studio. Besides hosting “The Nightly Show” […]

Patrick Moran Upped To ABC Studios Prez

Having joined the company in 2010, Moran most recently served as executive vice president of ABC Studios, where he had been responsible for the production of Scandal, Criminal Minds, black-ish, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, American Crime and Once Upon A Time, among others.

Viola Davis Inks New Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Kerry Washington Signs Deal With ABC Studios

Amy B. Harris Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Martha Plimpton To Star In ABC Comedy

ABC Orders Four Pilots From ABC Studios

Mila Kunis Starts Production Co., Inks ABC Deal

Johnny Knoxville Signs Deal With ABC Studios

Jay R. Ferguson Inks Deal With ABC Studios

John Ridley Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Caitlin Foito Joins ABC Studios As VP Drama

Michael Seitzman Inks New Deal With ABC Studios

Todd Holland, Karey Burke Move To ABC Studios

Ebong To Run ABC Studios Drama Development

Moran Replacing Jossen At ABC Studios

ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is shaking up the leadership of ABC Studios, promoting Patrick Moran to EVP with oversight of all creative and production operations. Barry Jossen, previously EVP and head of operations, will segue to a production pact with the studio.

’30 Rock’ Producer Inks Overall Deal at ABC Studios


How Did The Studios Fare In The Upfronts?

Warner Bros. Television leads the pack with 12 series orders, followed by 20th Television (11) — the season’s biggest gainer — and ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios with nine each.

Underwood To Run ABC Low-Cost/Cable Unit

ABC Studios is making a concerted effort in the low-cost TV arena with the appointment of Tracy Underwood to run development of cable as well as lower-cost network programming for the studio.

Debra Martin Chase Signs With ABC Studios

Evan Katz Signs Deal With ABC Studios

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Director In Deal With ABC Studios

Fox Buys ‘The Punisher’ Series Adaptation

ABC Studios Taps McDonald To Head Drama

After Paul Lee rearranged his top programming executives in June, ABC and ABC Studios have now made more tweaks to their teams. The biggest one — Michael McDonald is being promoted to SVP drama development for ABC Studios and will head the studio’s drama department.

Jon Turteltaub Signs ABC Studios Deal

‘CSI’ Creator Zuiker Jumps to ABC Studios

ABC Entertainment Makes Key Exec Shifts

The group promotes John Saade, Vicki Dummer, Patrick Moran and Amy Hartwick.