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ABC Drama Head Brian Morewitz to Exit

There is no immediate replacement for him

Brian Morewitz is leaving as ABC’s head of drama development.

There is no immediate replacement for him.

Here’s the note from Craig Erwich, head of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, and Simran Sethi, ABC’s executive vice president of development and content Strategy:

Hi team,

We wanted to share with you that after nearly 17 years with ABC, Brian Morewitz has decided to leave to pursue new opportunities. As you know, Brian has overseen the development and production of some of the network’s most prolific dramas in recent years, including Brothers and SistersRevengeBig SkyThe Good DoctorThe RookieA Million Little ThingsCastleNashvilleMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning limited series American Crime. He is an extraordinarily creative and dedicated executive whose contributions are appreciated by all who work with him. In our relatively short time together, we’ve come to value Brian as a thoughtful and compassionate leader, and friend.  

News like this is never easy to share or receive, so if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us with anything you need. We wish Brian success in his new endeavors and hope you all take the opportunity to celebrate and thank Brian for his many accomplishments over the years, and cheer him on for what’s ahead.

Thanks,
 
Craig and Simran 

Deadline was first to report the news.

Morewitz was named to the role in 2016, replacing Channing Dungey after she was promoted to ABC Entertainment chairman. Under Morewitz, ABC added series “Station 19,” “The Good Doctor,” “The Rookie” “A Million Little Things” and “Big Sky.”

He first joined ABC in 2004 as a vice president of drama development.