Channing Dungey
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ABC Entertainment



Becoming ABC Entertainment boss in 2016 came with plenty of scrutiny for the former drama development exec. The spotlight grew brighter when she made the widely praised call to cancel returning “Roseanne” following a racist tweet by Barr — and continue the show as spinoff “The Conners” — minus its titular character. Dungey rose from ABC Studios’ VP of drama development to EVP of drama development, movies and miniseries for ABC Entertainment Group. Among her early jobs were Steamroller Productions story editor and production exec at Warner Bros., before forming Dexterity Pictures with Pamela Post in 2003. Dungey’s time at Dexterity revealed her knack for development, and her touch is visible in shows like “Scandal,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Black-ish.”



  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • ABC Entertainment
  • Touchstone Television


  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

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ABC Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey in Spotlight After 'Roseanne' Cancellation

ABC Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey in Spotlight After 'Roseanne' Cancellation

It's a network executive's worst nightmare -- having to cancel a hit show.That was the scenario ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey faced Tuesday morning. Fresh off the holiday weekend, Dungey and other ABC and Disney leaders were thrown into crisis mode after realizing that Roseanne Barr, the volatile star of its biggest show, the revival of "Roseanne," went on a Twitter tear late Monday night and Tuesday morning.A bizarre tweet that savaged former Obama administration advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is...


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