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Showrunner shift at ABC's 'V'

November 3, 2009 | 12:21 pm

V_lookingup Some more behind-the-scenes drama at ABC's "V," which launches tonight.

Following weeks of news of production shutdowns and a creative overhaul, the Warner Bros. Television-produced series now has a new showrunner at the helm. "V" creator Scott Peters has been replaced by "Chuck" writer and executive producer Scott Rosenbaum, who has an overall deal with the studio.

Peters will remain involved with "V" and will retain his executive producer credit, with Rosenbaum assuming control over creative duties on the series.

Jeffrey Bell, meanwhile, who was brought onto "V" as a showrunner earlier this year, is expected to depart the series altogether.

A Warner Bros. Television representative confirmed that Rosenbaum is set to oversee creative beginning with the fifth episode of the series. Production on the back nine installments of "V" is set to resume in January.

"V" premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight and will air four episodes during November before returning after the Olympics in March.

-- Jace Lacob (Follow my musings on television, food, and more television on Twitter at @televisionary)

Photo: Elizabeth Mitchell and Logan Huffman look to the skies on "V." Credit: David Gray / ABC

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