The Following's New Showrunner Leaves After Three Months on the Job


The Following's new showrunner has departed the series before the new season even begins production.

Alcatraz executive producer Jennifer Johnson has exited less than three months after getting promoted to oversee the Fox drama for Season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Johnson, who attended the show's Comic-Con panel in late July, will instead focus on developing new projects under her deal with Warner Bros. TV, the studio that produces The Following. A trio of executive producers—Marcos Siega, Brett Mahoney, and Alexi Hawley—will take over day-to-day duties on the series.

Johnson was originally stepping in for creator Kevin Williamson, so that he could devote his attention to his new CBS series, Stalker, which premieres in September.

The Following Season 3 will debut in 2015 on Fox.


This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Sep 04, 2014
I find it telling that NOWHERE on the A&E website can you send them an email telling them what you think!
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Sep 03, 2014
I don't know why? It's such a well written show, with monster ratings. ; )
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Aug 30, 2014
I'm just not sure the show will be worth watching without James Purefoy/Joe Carroll. The show was about HIS Following...
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Aug 30, 2014
They probably wouldn't let him do anything that made sense.
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Aug 30, 2014
Because Jennifer Johnson is such an androgynous name.
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Aug 30, 2014
Hmm, maybe I should try paying attention to what I'm reading, instead of making assumptions.
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Aug 30, 2014
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Aug 30, 2014
Well, that makes as much sense as every other reason given here....

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Aug 30, 2014
This is exactly the kind of chaos the show needs if it's going to compete with Under the Dome for the title of shittiest drama on TV.
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Aug 30, 2014
^^-- post of the day right here!
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Aug 30, 2014
Alcatraz was garbage anyway, so this is probably a good thing.
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Aug 30, 2014
Yeah, but it was another chance to see Sarah Jones' massive... talents, so there was that going for it!
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Aug 30, 2014
I chuckled when I read the head line. It's jsut so comical.
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Aug 29, 2014
No worries, I got this! ;-)
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Aug 30, 2014
Nah, I've seen you use logic and forethought before, you have no place on this show.
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Aug 30, 2014
I didn't say I was going to use logic or forethought - this is The Following we are talking about!
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Aug 30, 2014
That's a great idea. You should totally apply for the job.
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Aug 30, 2014
I will be writing an outline for the series
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