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Grey's Vet Eyed to Take Over The Catch, ABC's Midseason Shondaland Drama

There’s been a catch behind the scenes of ABC’s The Catch.

Showrunner Jennifer Schurr is exiting the Shondaland-produced series due to creative differences, TVLine has confirmed. EW.com first reported the news.

Frequent Shonda Rhimes collaborator Allan Heinberg (Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C.) is being eyed to take over as executive producer on the show, which is slated for midseason and stars The Killing‘s Mireille Enos as Alice, an elite fraud investigator who ironically finds herself the victim of a long con perpetrated by her fiancé Kieran.

Schurr’s departure isn’t the first big change to The Catch since ABC ordered its pilot to series. Last month, Damon Dayoub (NCIS) and Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) were replaced by Peter Krause (Parenthood) and Sonya Wagler (Lost) in the roles of Kieran and his actual wife Zoe.

Hannibal scribe Schuur penned the pilot, which is based on an idea by novelist Kate Atkinson and Helen Gregory. Filming has not yet begun on Season 1.

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12 Comments
  1. Lerbert says:

    Ruh roh!

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    New showrunner is a great idea and The Catch is destined to be one of the breakout hits for mid-season. Would be great if it gets placed in the 10 pm Thursday night time slot after HTGAWM wraps up its second season.

  3. dude says:

    This show sounds like a hot mess.

  4. Bryce says:

    I used to be kind of skeptical of Shonda, but I started listening to Shondaland Revealed this last season and I really think everything they do is in the best interest of the shows. Hopefully these moves have been made in order to strengthen the product.

  5. Matt C. says:

    First they replace 2 of the 3 main stars…then the showrunner steps down? Yeesh, what is going on with this show?? It actually looks really good, so I’m hoping all of these changes aren’t a bad sign about the show itself. Mirelle Enos is an awesome actress and she deserves a successful lead role.

  6. Lucifer says:

    Freshman shows that see its showrunner leave usually don’t get a renewal. Kiss this one goodbye, Shonda.

  7. robandco says:

    I guess that plus changing half the cast it is not uncommon that early in production but Shondaland usually knows what they are doing so why not.

  8. John Davis says:

    Allan Heinberg is a great writer. I think the show will be awesome.

  9. Sammy says:

    I hate to be one of those trolls but it seems to me that Schuur wanted to do one thing and Shonda and (maybe ABC) wanted to do something else and then they gave her the heave ho because she would not play ball. Thats how it goes with a Shonda show.

  10. ivan says:

    I guess ABC hated Schurr’s script and her idea because she is also the producer of Hannibal. ABC doesn’t want her to turn the show into a gory film, Hahaha.

  11. tsevca says:

    Never a good sign.