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Sony Pictures TV Chairman Steve Mosko to Exit Studio

Executive has been with the company for 24 years

Steve Mosko is out as chairman of Sony Pictures Television, TheWrap has learned.

The executive’s exit comes after 24 years at the company and after a promotion from president last fall. His contract was up at the end of the year. Mosko was in negotiations and had been expected to renew his contract, but apparently failed to reach an agreement, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation.

A spokesman for Sony declined to comment.

Mosko was known to have a distant relationship with Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.

The executive joined Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1992, and was named President of Sony Pictures Television in 2000, a role he held until his promotion in September. Under Mosko’s leadership, the studio became a leading supplier of TV programming, including such series as “The Blacklist,”  “The Goldbergs,” “Better Call Saul,” “Masters of Sex,” “Outlander” and “Bloodline.”

The studio also received five pickups from the broadcast networks last month, including the midseason comedy “Imaginary Mary” and legal drama “Notorious” at ABC, the Kevin James comedy “Kevin Can Wait” at CBS, and time-travel thriller “Timeless” and a “Blacklist” spin-off at NBC.

Variety first reported the news of Mosko’s exit.