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ABC Studios Head of Comedy is Stepping Down

Jul 11, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The person who has overseen comedy development for ABC Studios since June 2011, in her position as SVP, Creative Development–Amy Hartwick—is leaving, reports Nellie Andreeva in a scoop for Deadline.

The story says, “Hartwick is the third top ABC Studios executive to depart the studio, now part of Disney TV Studios. Under a major reorganization announced [Wednesday] morning, ABC Studios president Patrick Moran and the studio’s EVP Business Operations Howard Davine stepped down and will be replaced by two senior 20th Century Fox TV executives, Jonnie Davis and Josh Sussman, respectively.”

Andreeva adds that Hartwick, “oversaw the development and growth of the ‘black-ish’ franchise, which includes the award-winning original series, heading into its sixth season on ABC, breakout spinoff series ‘grown-ish,d’ which is going to Season 3 on Freeform and the buzzy prequel ‘mixed-ish,’ which will join ‘black-ish’ on the ABC schedule next season.

“Another comedy series Hartwick shepherded at ABC Studios is ‘American Housewife’, renewed for a fourth season by ABC. She also oversaw the ‘Four Dads’ comedy pilot in consideration at Disney+.”

To read Andreeva’s full story, please click here.

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