Producer Dick Wolf is close to naming a new showrunner for his WB midseason drama “DC,” leaving the future of current co-exec producer John August in doubt.
Sources close to the production say that Wolf and August haven’t seen eye to eye on the creative direction of the skein, which revolves around young professionals working in the federal government. Nobody’s asked August to leave, but it’s not clear if he’ll want to remain once Wolf installs a new showrunner.
“DC” is the first major skein for August, the screenwriter of last spring’s well-reviewed feature pic “Go.”
Wolf and August are both repped by UTA.
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Hoping to avoid charges of racial insensitivity, NBC made a last-minute edit to Tuesday night’s season premiere of sophomore laffer “Will & Grace.”
Peacock execs ordered a scene changed in which the ultra-snarky Karen (Megan Mullally) refers to her Latino maid as “tamale.” Preview copies of the seg sent to crix included the phrase, prompting one AP reporter to write a column taking NBC to task for insensitivity to Hispanic auds.
The scene couldn’t be re-shot, so instead viewers heard Karen call her maid “honey.”