Daniel Cerone exits 'Dirty Sexy Money'

Jon Feldman will step in as exec producer/showrunner

Daniel Cerone has stepped down as executive producer/showrunner of ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" after four months.

Jon Feldman, creator of another 2007 ABC drama series, "Big Shots," has come on board to exec produce and run "Dirty."

Production on the ABC Studios-produced series, which was scheduled to film until a planned July hiatus, has been shut down to give Feldman time to get up to speed. Shooting is expected to resume after the July hiatus.

Under Cerone, who previously served as a co-showrunner on Showtime's serial killer drama "Dexter," "Dirty" was to take a darker turn next season. While he ultimately was deemed not a good fit on the show, Cerone is said to be very well liked at ABC Studios, where he has a two-year overall deal. The writer-producer, who joined "Dirty" after the end of the WGA strike in February replacing John Reims, will now focus on developing new projects.

The tapping of Feldman stems from his long-standing relationship with "Dirty" exec producer Greg Berlanti, who worked under Feldman on his first series, the WB Network's "Dawson's Creek."

On "Dirty," Feldman will serve as an exec producer alongside Berlanti, the show's creator Craig Wright, Matthew Gross and Bryan Singer.

Additionally, his deal with ABC Studios has a development component.

Feldman, who also created Fox's "Tru Calling," is repped by Endeavor.