‘FBI’ & ‘Chicago Med’ Set Mike Weiss & Allen MacDonald As New Showrunners

EXCLUSIVE: Death and Other Details co-creator/executive producer Mike Weiss has joined CBS’ drama series FBI as executive producer and showrunner. Meanwhile, Allen MacDonald has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner of NBC’s Chicago Med. Both Wolf Entertainment/Universal Television dramas are Top 10 broadcast series in Live+7 Nielsen viewership.

Weiss and MacDonald fill the showrunner vacancies left by the departures of veterans Rick Eid (FBI) and Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider (Chicago Med) who had been at the helm of the two series from the start. (Eid continues as showrunner of Wolf’s Law & Order.) The showrunners of the remaining FBI, Chicago and Law & Order series are staying put.

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FBI, which recently scored a three-year renewal from CBS, is headed to its seventh season; Chicago Med is going into its 10th season.

Weiss is not a stranger to the Wolf universe — he served as co-executive producer on Seasons 3 and 4 of Chicago P.D. He also has experience with CBS procedurals having worked on The Mentalists and Code Black.

Most recently, Weiss co-created, executive produced and served as co-showrunner alongside Heidi Cole McAdams on the Hulu mystery series Death and Other Details. He is repped by WME and Yorn, Levine, Barnes.

MacDonald most recently served as executive producer and co-showrunner of Harlan Coben’s Shelter for Prime Video. Prior to that, he was a writer-producer on such series as Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, ABC’s Forever and Body of Proof and CBS’ CSI. He is repped by Literate, UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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