ABC isn’t looking to impeach President Tom Kirkman anytime soon — but it is looking to replace the man in charge of Designated Survivor.
With a Season 2 renewal expected but not yet confirmed, the Alphabet network is on the search for a new showrunner, who would replace current series boss Jeff Melvoin at the end of Season 1, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Melvoin, however, is expected to stay on board as an executive producer.
Melvoin was the third showrunner brought in to helm Designated Survivor. Initially, Sex and the City scribe Amy B. Harris was set to spearhead the Kiefer Sutherland drama ahead of its series pick-up last May. After ABC officially greenlit the political thriller, she was replaced by Jon Harmon Feldman (Blood & Oil), who exited the series in December.
Designated Survivor is the third freshman drama in recent months to seek a change in leadership. Fox’s Star lost showrunner Chuck Pratt back in March, while Bull announced that it was replacing Mark Goffman with TV veteran Glenn Gordon Caron (Moonlighting). Both series have already been renewed for the 2017-18 season.
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