• ABC's Karey Burke On ‘The Kids Are Alright' Cancellation: “Fanbase Was Not Strong Enough”

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    The ABC comedy The Kids Are Alright was canceled in May after one season and fans - including TCA members - still want answers. ABC Boss Karey Burke addressed the cancellation of the series created by Tim Doyle and starring Michael Cudlitz and Mary McCormack. Burke said that they looked at the show's ratings from every angle...
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  • ABC Boss Karey Burke Addresses ‘The Rookie' Star Afton Williamson's Racial Discrimination Allegations

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    ABC Entertainment chief Karey Burke addressed the racial discrimination allegations raised by former “The Rookie” star Afton Williamson, saying that the network is waiting for the outside investigation to run its course before taking any action.
    “I learned alongside my colleagues at the end of June that there were allegations and that an investigation had been launched by eOne,” Burke said on stage at the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday. “I'm waiting for the results of that investigation, just as you are, to get more answers.”
    In an Instagram post on Sunday, Williamson...
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  • ABC Boss Addresses How Georgia's Heartbeat Bill Affects TV Productions: “It's An Open Issue” - TCA

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    From the controversies around Afton Williamson quitting The Rookie to Constance Wu's tweet tirade about the renewal of Fresh Off The Boat, ABC President Karey Burke was presented with a lot of questions and was unable to give definite answers to please the TCA members during summer press tour. Another question that was brought up was...
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  • ‘Grand Hotel': ABC Will Make Renewal Decision After Summer Run Although Karey Burke “Wished” Ratings Were Stronger - TCA

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    Grand Hotel fans will have to wait until the soapy drama's summer run is over before discovering whether there will be a second season. ABC's President of Entertainment Karey Burke revealed that the network hadn't made a renewal decision on the Eva Longoria-exec produced show. Burke did, however, point to the show's soft ratings, which...
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  • ABC Chief Addresses Misconduct Allegations By ‘The Rookie' Co-Star Afton Williamson - TCA

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    During ABC's TCA executive session, the network's Entertainment President Karey Burke was asked to comment on the bombshell claims by former The Rookie co star Afton Williamson that she walked away from the show after being sexually harassed and racially discriminated against.The leading studio behind the series, Entertainment One, which co-produces with ABC Studios, said Sunday afternoon...
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