'Revenge' creator steps down as showrunner
With four episodes to go in its second season, ABC's "Revenge" is experiencing a shakeup behind the scenes.
Should the Madeleine Stowe- and Emily VanCamp-starrer get picked up for a third season, it will continue on without its current showrunner, series creator Mike Kelley, ABC reports.
Kelley, who may be involved as a consultant going forward, said in a statement, "Helming this series has been the ride of a lifetime, and my producing partner, Melissa Loy, and I will look back on our 'Revenge' time with deep gratitude and respect for ... the incredible cast, our heroic crew, the dedicated and imaginative producing and writing team, and the tireless post production department.
"I'm excited about finishing post production on the season two finale, which I hope will stand among the best episodes of the series thus far. Continued success to all."
While Kelley called his exit "a difficult mutual decision between myself and ABC studios," there doesn't appear to be any bad blood between the writer-producer and the network.
"Mike Kelley created a distinctive series for our studio and network with tremendous passion and dedication," ABC's Barry Jossen said in a statement. "We wish him all the best as he moves on to his next television achievement."
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