‘FBI’ Showrunner Rick Eid Stepping Down

CBS’ FBI will have a new person in charge as it heads into a massive three-season renewal.

Rick Eid, who has been showrunner on the series since for all six of its seasons to date, will step down at the end of the season. He’ll remain an executive producer of the show, which comes from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television in association with CBS Studios. A new showrunner will be named later.

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Eid is also the showrunner of another Wolf Entertainment series — NBC’s Law & Order — and will remain at the helm as it heads into its 24th season.

“After six years of running two, or more, shows, and CBS now picking up FBI for three more years, this was the perfect time for me to step back and focus my efforts on running Law & Order and developing new projects,” Eid said in a statement. “I’m extremely proud of FBI, and couldn’t be happier for the cast, crew and producers. While I will no longer be the day-to-day showrunner, I intend to remain involved with the show going forward.”

Eid has a long relationship with Wolf Entertainment, having worked as a writer and producer on several Law & Order titles (SVU, Criminal Intent and Trial by Jury in addition to the original series) as well as Chicago PD, Conviction and both FBI spinoffs (International and Most Wanted).

“Rick has been a core member of the Wolf family for two decades,” said Dick Wolf, head of Wolf Entertainment. “We thank him for all the work he did on FBI to get the series launched and look forward to continuing our creative partnership on Law & Order and beyond.”

Eid executive produces FBI with Wolf, Alex Chapple, Amanda Slater, Joe Halpin, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski.

Outside of the Wolf-verse, Eid has been a writer and producer on CSI, CBS’ Hostages and ABC’s The Forgotten, among other credits. He is repped by WME.

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