steven maeda hired as showrunner on abc's pan am

Some more TV news... Sony Pictures Television has hired on veteran writer/producer Steven Maeda as showrunner of ABC's 1960s period drama Pan Am: ABC's 'Pan Am' Adds Veteran Showrunner Steven Maeda In Anticipation Of Back Order.

When this Deadline.com article was posted last week, ABC had not yet made a decision about the second half of Pan Am's freshman season. But I just read that the network has ordered five more additional scripts for the show, despite flagging ratings. Not quite a full order, but at least Steve Maeda's got a job
ABC is yet to make a decision on Pan Am, but word is that the rookie has strong internal support at the network, which has several promotional events for the series slated for the coming weeks. Despite its modest ratings — 1.8 in adults 18-49 last night — the drama has leveled off, gets a big bump from DVR viewing and has become popular with advertisers who consider it a premium buy. ABC is expected to wait to hear Maeda’s input on the potential back nine episodes before making a call. Earlier this year, UTA-repped Maeda signed a premium two-script deal with ABC Studios. He previously served as executive producer/showrunner on the CBS series Miami Medical and executive producer/showrunner on Fox’s Lie To Me and also did stints on ABC’s Lost and Fox’s The X-Files.
I haven't caught any of Pan Am. Is it any good? Most recently, I was excited to hear that Steven Maeda was working on a small screen adaptation of the sci-fi flick Source Code: 'Source Code' to Be Adapted for TV at CBS .

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