'Revenge' creator steps down as showrunner
April 23rd, 2013
01:10 PM ET

'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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  1. Shove it up your ass Rhonda

    i have more important things too prepare for

    April 28, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rhonda James

    Wow, I was not expecting this. I wonder how Revenge is going to change in its next season (if there is another season) now that Kelley is gone. I'll have to watch the show to find out. I probably won't be able to watch it live because I work evenings at DISH, but I'll catch it on my DVR. My DISH Hopper auto-records Revenge and everything else on ABC during primetime, so it will be easy for me to watch Revenge's next season even if I work when it airs and forget to set a timer for the show.

    April 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Meh


    April 24, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. How would you know

    April 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. You could lose 15 lbs asap

    by scraping off your makeup

    April 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. I guess I am Janine in this blog...

    No Janine wears very little...I have a meeting with Mac this week and need too learn how too apply makeup for a woman as georgous as i am and my age level....i tend too still remain 1985 and i need to stop that. Since i will
    have long hair at some point i need a new makeup look-

    Your situation - you need mountains of coverage.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. janine wears to much makeup

    that makes her look old like a hag, and not that pretty.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. As someone told me...your butt went from here too florida at 1 time

    is that still correct? i am chubby and need too lose weight for my chico's gig==

    no janine is younger and beautiful.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. xcept your much fatter and janine is older...yep

    April 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. these too ladies resemble me and Janine...yep

    April 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Danielle

    That lady on the left is staring at the other lady's head. I think she might see some lice of fleas in her hair.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Emma

    Moooooooo. Moooooooooo. I'm a cow.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. There's too many Cassies

    please stop commenting, all of you. it's making my head ache.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Stan

    I think it sounds gay.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. first cassie and third cassie

    u guys seem upset.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • second cassie

      seems upset. first cassie seems se xually frustrated. third cassie seems like an idiot.

      April 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Cassie Furlough

    Thank you for not responding. I know that took tremendous restraint, but you succeeded in not making any sort of counter point to my earlier remark. Congratulations.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Cassie Furlough

    I wouldn't normally respond to something like this, and... you know what... I still won't. From your obvious fascination with me and women's anatomy, you're obviously (and hopefully) a twelve year old boy. Either that or you are a frustrated man-child and are seriously in need of some professional help. Either way, I pity you.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      I thought you weren't going to respond to that? That was a long, non response, if ever I saw one! lmao

      April 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cassie Furlough

    Madeline Stowe has done some fantastic nudity in past films; I love the supple beauty of a slender yet shapely nude brunette. I haven't seen Emily VanCamp in anything else, but she's a statuesque beauty who undoubtedly looks stupendous sans clothing.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |

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