ABC Series Dumps Rookie Showrunner

Aug 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

An ABC series has changed showrunners, with the network and the studio reportedly dissatisfied with the original showrunner’s inexperience.

Deadline.com reports that Bobby Bowman has stepped down as executive producer and showrunner of the midseason comedy series "The Family Tools." Bowman, who adapted the show from the British comedy "White Van Man," will be replaced by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia of "That ’70s Show," the story notes.

ABC and ABC Studios wanted showrunners with experience, as the project marked Bowman’s first series as a creator or showrunner, the story notes.

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