'United States of Tara' showrunner departs

Search is under way to replace Alexa Junge

Alexa Junge, the executive producer/showrunner of Showtime's "United States of Tara," has decided not to continue on the series, which recently was renewed for a second season.

Bringing "Friends" alumna Junge on board was key to securing a series order for "Tara," created by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

The search is under way for new showrunner to take over the series.

The Showtime/DreamWorks TV-produced "Tara" has wrapped production on Season 1, which is still airing originals on Showtime. Junge penned three episodes, the last of which airs Sunday.

On "Tara," which stars Toni Collette as a wife and mother with multiple-personality syndrome, Junga served as an executive producer alongside Steven Spielberg, Cody, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
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