August 26, 2011 7:07pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Suits' Showrunner Departs, Creator Taking Over Duties in Season 2
There will be a new showrunner at the helm next year when Suits returns for its second season.
Sean Jablonski, who served as showrunner and executive producer for the USA Network series' first season, has departed, with series creator Aaron Korsh taking over day-to-day duties, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Korsh will also be upped from co-executive producer to an executive producer next year.
Jablonski has served in a producing capacity on Nip/Tuck and Law & Order, in addition to Suits. He will not return for the second season.
Prior to Suits, Korsh had no showrunning experience when the series launched earlier this summer, having worked on The Deep End, Just Shoot Me, Notes From the Underbelly and Everybody Loves Raymond.
A showrunner change was made earlier this year with another USA series, Fairly Legal. Creator Michael Sardo stepped down as showrunner in May, with Pushing Daisies executive producer Peter Ocko tapped as his replacement.