ABC has announced that longtime executive Brian Morewitz is leaving the network to “pursue new opportunities.” The news of his exit from the company was first shared in an exclusive on Deadline.

Via Deadline

Via Deadline

What’s Happening:

  • In an exclusive share on Deadline, it’s been announced that ABC’s Brian Morewitz is leaving the network after 17 years. At this time, Disney does not have a replacement for him.
  • Morewitz’s most recent role was serving as Senior Vice President and Head of Drama Development at ABC. He was named to the position in 2016 after Channing Dungey was promoted to President of Entertainment.
  • Morewitz has worked under Karey Burke during her Presidential tenure and now Craig Erwich and Simran S. Sethi (ABC’s EVP, Development and Content Strategy).
  • Erwich and Sethi just announced his departure to staff today in an email. The duo praised Morewitz’s contributions which include the development of such acclaimed series as:
  • The email from Erwich and Sethi can be viewed below.

Hi team,

We wanted to share with you that after nearly 17 years with ABC, Brian Morewitz has decided to leave to pursue new opportunities. As you know, Brian has overseen the development and production of some of the network’s most prolific dramas in recent years, including Brothers and Sisters, Revenge, Big Sky, The Good Doctor, The Rookie, A Million Little Things, Castle, Nashville, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning limited series American Crime. He is an extraordinarily creative and dedicated executive whose contributions are appreciated by all who work with him. In our relatively short time together, we’ve come to value Brian as a thoughtful and compassionate leader, and friend.

News like this is never easy to share or receive, so if you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us with anything you need. We wish Brian success in his new endeavors and hope you all take the opportunity to celebrate and thank Brian for his many accomplishments over the years, and cheer him on for what’s ahead.

Thanks,

Craig and Simran