CBS’ ‘All Rise’ Hires Dee Harris-Lawrence as Showrunner, Replacing Sunil Nayar

Freshman drama was given a full-season order in October

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CBS’ courtroom drama “All Rise” has had a change of showrunners.

“David Makes Man” showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence will replace Sunil Nayar as co-showrunner on “All Rise” alongside creator Greg Spottiswood, a person close to production told TheWrap.

It’s not clear why Nayar left, but the person confirmed that he asked Warner Bros TV., which produces the series, to leave, and they released him. Nayar’s previous credits include “Revenge,” “CSI: Miami,” “Body of Proof,” “Oz” and CBS’ “The Red Line.”

CBS gave “All Rise” a full-season order in October along with “Carol’s Second Act,” “The Unicorn” and “Bob Hearts Abishola.”

Harris-Lawrence first time showrunning was with the first season of OWN’s “David Makes Man.” She also executive produced for the Warner Horizon Scripted Television-produced drama, created by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Her other credits include CBS drama “Zoo,” NBC’s “Chicago P.D.,” ABC’s “Zero Hour,” and TNT’s “Saving Grace.”

Before to “David Makes Man,” she was co-executive producer and writer on the drama series “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.” Her other writing credits include “Any Day Now,” “Kevin Hill,” and “New York Undercover.”

Harris-Lawrence will also executive produce for the series along with Spottiswood, Michael M. Robin, and Len Goldstein.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to break the news of Nayar’s exit.