Did ABC Just Fill the Void Left by the Departure of Shonda Rhimes?

Aug 16, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Just days after losing one of its major suppliers of hit programming, ABC may have filled the void. The network today announced the return of Carlton Cuse, who rejoins ABC Studios with a multiyear overall deal.

The news comes on the heels of Netflix’s signing of Shonda Rhimes, who has brought ABC a string of hit dramas including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Cuse previously was co-showrunner on ABC Studios’ “Lost” for six years.

“Cuse’s company, Genre Arts, will create and produce content across all network, cable and streaming platforms,” the announcement notes. “Under the Genre Arts banner, Cuse will develop projects and collaborate with other writers to bring their visions to the screen under the new agreement.”

Said Cuse: “It is with great pleasure that I am returning to ABC Studios, my happy home for six years during ‘Lost.’ I am very excited to be working alongside wonderful and iconic Disney brands like Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm to create and bring entertaining and compelling stories to the screen. The very best part of my job is working with other writers to come up with cool ideas, solve story problems and get stories made.”

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