EXCLUSIVE: Seasoned drama writer-producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have inked an overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the two-year pact, the two are joining the studio’s new ABC drama series Off the Map as executive producers and will also develop new projects.
Berg and Harberts will serve as senior level writers on Off the Map, a medical drama set at an under-stocked clinic in the South American jungle, which will launch in midseason behind Desperate Housewives. The two will serve as executive producers alongside creator/head writer Jenna Bans, Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.
ICM-repped Berg and Harberts most recently served as executive producers/co-showrunners on the NBC/UMS medical drama Mercy with creator Liz Heldens. They also worked as co-exec producers on the ABC/WBTV series Pushing Daisies and created/executive produced the WB/20th TV dramedy Pepper Dennis.