The Kiefer Sutherland series about the Oval Office has had troubles in the leadership department and will hire a fourth person to fill the showrunner’s shoes.
The cast of The West Wing reunited at the ATX Television Festival in Austin and Today was there to chat with the show’s big stars. Well, not Martin Sheen. Or Allison Janney. Or Rob Lowe. But that’s ok. Cast members Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney, Dulé Hill, Melissa Fitzgerald, Joshua Malina, and its creator, Aaron Sorkin, were. Sorkin said he had lower expectations for it when it first premiered in 1999.
NBC has announced that Chicago Med, the latest installment in Dick Wolf’s burgeoning Chicago Fire/Chicago PD empire, is bidding farewell to showrunner Andrew Dettmann. In April, for example, Netflix confirmed that Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight wouldn’t be back for Season 2 of the wildly popular superhero series, replaced by the team of Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez.
The enthusiasm over Netflix’s quick renewal of their freshman Marvel series "Daredevil" was tempered somewhat by the news of behind-the-scenes creative changes. Here’s a quick recap of some of the best and worst showrunner changes from the past few years.