Director Joseph Terry and co-executive producers Kathy Samuels and Ethan Nelson depart the rookie talker.
More Staff Turnover At Syndicated ‘Katie’
Disney-ABC’s syndicated rookie Katie with Katie Couric is undergoing more behind-the-scenes shakeups with director Joseph Terry and co-executive producers Kathy Samuels and Ethan Nelson leaving the show just as it wraps up its first season, a Disney spokesperson confirms.
The staffing changes come just weeks after Rachel Miskowiec replaced Michael Morrison as executive producer. Morrison had replaced original executive producer Jeff Zucker who is now running CNN.
Katie was the highest-rated rookie in the just-concluded May sweep with a 1.7 household rating. It ranked No. 6 among all talk shows.
Disney-ABC sold Katie to stations in a two-year deal that will see it return next fall. TV station general managers say Disney-ABC has not begun to actively renew the show for a third season.