As executive vice president of ABC Studios, Patrick Moran is responsible for all of the the studio’s day-to-day operations. Under his supervision, ABC Studios sold more new shows than any other studio for the 2015-16 television season with a record 13 new series picked up, including “Quantico” from The Mark Gordon Company and Shondaland’s highly anticipated new drama, “The Catch.” Mr. Moran reports to Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group.
Mr. Moran and his team have recruited high-profile companies to ABC Studios, such as Fake Empire (Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage), and have continued to oversee development deals in place with Shondaland (Shonda Rhimes), Mandeville Television and other prominent creative talent. Mr. Moran’s development slate has included the hit series “How to Get Away with Murder,” “black-ish,” “Once Upon a Time,” “American Crime,” “Nashville,” “Scandal,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
ABC Studios also produces series for multiple networks outside of ABC, including “Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” and “Code Black” for CBS, “Devious Maids” for Lifetime and “Grandfathered” for FOX.
Previously, he served as senior vice president & head of Creative Development for ABC Studios, where he oversaw all comedy and drama development for the Studio. Prior to working at ABC Studios, Mr. Moran was senior vice president of Drama Development at 20th Century Fox Television, where he developed such successful series as “Glee,” “Bones” and “Prison Break.” He also served as vice president of Drama Development at UPN, president of Renaissance Pictures and vice president of Production and Development at New Line Television.