ABC’s ‘FlashForward’ Finds New Leaders

Exclusive: Three existing writers will take command of the ABC drama

Last Updated: February 10, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

ABC Studios had found some new chiefs for "FlashForward."

Jessika Borsiczky, Lisa Zwerling and Tim Lea will serve as showrunners for the ABC drama, the network confirmed Wednesday. They replace David Goyer, who last week said he was stepping aside as showrunner (but staying on as executive producer).

Meanwhile, ABC had decided to hit rewind on its episode order for "FlashForward."

The network has quietly trimmed to 22 the number of episodes of the first-year ABC Studios drama it plans to produce this season. It had mostly recently planned on making 23 hours of the show.

Per ABC insiders, once the network decided to push back the show’s return until March 18 — getting out of the way of the "American Idol" monster — ABC decided it didn’t need all 23 episodes.