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Patrick Maguire Upped to Lead Drama Development at ABC Studios

Exec replaces Nne Ebong, who left the studio last month

ABC Studios has promoted Patrick Maguire to senior vice president of drama development, the studio announced on Friday.

Previously vice president, Maguire will now lead the department, replacing Nne Ebong, who left the studio back in August after 12 years at the company. He will report to ABC Studios president Patrick Moran.

“Patrick is an exceptional executive with sharp creative skills and a unique perspective given his broad range of experience at the company. In his 16 years at Disney, he has become known for developing great relationships with our talent and has been instrumental in overseeing and developing some of our most important series,” Moran said in a statement.

In his role as vice president, Maguire oversaw a slate of ABC Studios writers and producers including Michael Seitzman, Shondaland, Regina King, Allan Heinberg and Erica Messer. He also oversaw the development of the dramas “For The People,” “Station 19” and “The Rookie” in their pilot stages.

Maguire has been at Disney since 2002, holding a variety of positions in development and programming.