David Goyer out as 'FlashForward' showrunner

2:11 PM PST 02/05/2010 by James Hibberd, AP

Will still be 'involved' with show, but in a reduced capacity

"FlashForward" is getting another new showrunner.

Co-creator David Goyer is stepping down from his role running the series, sources confirmed.

The "Dark Knight" scribe will still be "involved" with the show, but will focus on feature films and directing.

"As my feature projects have started ramping up again, I felt I was being pulled in too many directions," said Goyer in a statement. "I'm proud of the show and excited about the relaunch. It's in great hands."

Goyer had limited hands-on TV series experience, so "Eli Stone" co-creator Mark Guggenheim was brought as showrunner in after his "FlashForward" pilot received a pickup to help with the launch of the mystery drama based on Robert Sawyer's novel.

After the show creative struggled out of the gate, Guggenheim stepped down as showrunner in October and was replaced by Goyer.

Who will serve as the new showrunner for "FlashForward" is not yet clear. The production is currently shooting episodes 17 and 18 of a 23-hour order.

"FlashForward" is set to return March 18.
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