Feldman takes over ABC's 'Sexy Money'


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 aboard to executive produce and run the series.

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 hiatus.

Under Cerone, who previously served as a co-showrunner on Showtime's serial killer drama "Dexter," "Sexy Money" 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 well liked at ABC Studios, where he has a two-year overall deal. The writer-producer, who joined "Sexy Money" after the end of the WGA strike in February replacing John Reims, will focus on new projects.

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

On "Sexy Money," Feldman will serve as an exec producer alongside Berlanti, Craig Wright, Matthew Gross and Bryan Singer. (partialdiff)