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Showrunner Gets the Boot From Comedy Series

Feb 28, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The showrunner on a high-profile streaming series has been shown the door, with Variety reporting that Warner Bros. TV declined to renew its overall deal with TV veteran Jeff Franklin. Franklin has been working as showrunner on the Netflix comedy series “Fuller House.”

“According to multiple sources, the studio’s decision comes after it has received complaints about Franklin’s behavior in the writers’ room and on the set of the series, which is a sequel to the family-friendly ‘TGIF’ sitcom ‘Full House’ that was a staple of ABC’s schedule in the 1980s and ’90s,” Variety reports.

Franklin is also the creator of “Full House.”

In a statement, Warner Bros. TV said: “We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on ‘Fuller House.’”

A spokesperson for Netflix said in a statement today: “‘Fuller House’ will return for a fourth season, as planned. We hope to go into production in the next few months.”

The Variety report adds: “Franklin has been accused of being verbally abusive to staffers and making inappropriate statements in the writers’ room, including making sexually charged comments about his personal relationships and sex life. Franklin has not been accused of directly sexually harassing or engaging in physical misconduct with any staffers.”

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