Comedy Series Gets New Showrunners

Aug 27, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A broadcast comedy series will have new showrunners in place when the show premieres for its next season. Variety reports that ABC’s “The Goldbergs” tapped Chris Bishop and Alex Barnow to oversee the sitcom starting with season seven.

Bishop and Barnow have been with the single-camera series since it premiered in 2013.

“They are replacing creator Adam F. Goldberg, who exited Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, for a four-year deal at ABC Studios back in May,” Variety reports. “Both Bishop and Barnow have separate multiyear overall deals with SPTV that take them into 2021. Sources say that Goldberg will remain involved in the series and will continue as an executive producer.”

Variety adds: “Series spinoff ‘Schooled’ also underwent a recent showrunner change, with ‘The Kids Are Alright’ creator Tim Doyle stepping into the role for season 2, replacing co-creator and original showrunner Marc Firek.”

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