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ABC Studios senior vp drama Morgan Wandell has departed his post to run Greg Berlanti's studio-based production company.

Wandell's No. 2, vp Channing Dungey, has been upped to senior vp and will take over the department.

Wandell will oversee Berlanti TV's scripted, reality and Internet programming under the new eight-figure deal Berlanti recently inked with the studio.

Berlanti TV's programming executive Melissa Berman is staying on and continues as co-producer of "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Eli Stone," two of Berlanti TV's three ABC/ABC Studios series on the air, along with "Brothers & Sisters."

Wandell oversaw their development, working with Berlanti.

"It is going to be a joy to go from building great series to building a great company together," Berlanti said.

Under Wandell, ABC Studios' drama portfolio expanded rapidly to 17 series on six networks and in first-run syndication.

A four-year veteran of the ABC Studios drama team, Dungey has supervised such series as "Grey's Anatomy," "Criminal Minds," "Reaper," "Army Wives" and "Private Practice."

"Channing understands how to encourage and nurture creative voices and visions," ABC Studios president Mark Pedowitz said. (partialdiff)
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