Jennifer Johnson Named New Showrunner on Fox’s ‘The Following’

She signs overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, replaces Kevin Williamson as day-to-day boss of Kevin Bacon thriller

Jennifer Johnson has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV, naming her the new showrunner for Fox series “The Following.”

Former “Following” head honcho Kevin Williamson isn’t stepping down, a Fox rep told TheWrap. He’ll remain an executive producer on the show, but Johnson will be the day-to-day showrunner.

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In addition to executive producing and running the Kevin Bacon thriller, the multi-year deal gives her the ability to develop projects at WBTV. Johnson is also a co-executive producer on Fox’s “Gang Related.

In addition to his continued duties on “The Following,” Williamson will also be busy with “Stalker” on CBS, the reason cited for the change.