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Dick Wolf’s new CBS series “FBI” has undergone its second showrunner change, with Greg Plageman stepping down.
He will be replaced by Rick Eid and Derek Haas, vets of Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise on NBC. Eid is the current showrunner for “Chicago PD,” while Haas stewards “Chicago Fire.” Eid and Haas will continue in their respective “Chicago” duties, while co-showrunning “FBI.”
“FBI” was created by Craig Turk, who was replaced by Plageman in late July before the series premiered.
Per an insider with knowledge of the situation, Plageman was brought in to “right the ship” following Turk’s departure. The network, producers and studio are all said to be happy with the direction of the show and its ratings. Now that the series is said to be back on track, Plageman is returning to his own projects under his overall deal with Universal.
“FBI,” is from Universal Television and CBS Television Studios, and centers on the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Eid and Haas will executive produce alongside Wolf, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski. “FBI” stars Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Sela Ward, Jeremy Sisto and Ebonée Noel.
The series got off to a solid rating start on Sept. 25, debuting to 10.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the advertiser-preferred adults 18-to-49 demographic, holding most of the audience from its lead-in, “NCIS.” The series has largely maintained that audience, with Tuesday night’s episode drawing 9.1 million viewers and 1.0 rating in the demo.