EXCLUSIVE: Sources tell me that Barry Jossen, EVP of physical production at ABC Studios, is replacing Julia Franz as ABC Studios EVP of development. Franz is stepping down voluntarily after recently having a baby. Jossen has been overseeing production for the studio’s slate of network primetime programs, including pilots, series, original movies and miniseries. In addition he supervises the production of original specials for the ABC network and the network’s late night talk/variety show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. I hear Jossen and ABC just closed his deal. This was a hot job that a lot of folks wanted. As I wrote in my previous, What’s Really Going On At ABC Studios, Morgan Wandell, the SVP of drama development at ABC Studios, really wanted it but ABC Entertainment topper Steve Mcpherson nixed it. Wandell went to work with Greg Berlanti…
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