UPDATED: JEPH LOEB Expected To Exit Marvel TV by Thanksgiving, New ABC Show Still In Plans

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Updated Wednesday October 23: The Hollywood Reporter is corroborating and adding new details to Tuesday's reporting by Variety (see below) that Jeph Loeb will be exiting his role as Head of Marvel Television. 

According to THR's sources, Loeb had been planning his departure - that he's expected to announce by Thanksgiving - since well before Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige was given oversight on all Marvel divisions, reporting that has yet to be officially confirmed by Disney. 

THR provides a summary of Loeb's near-decade long tenure, including his hits and misses, but looking forward offered one potentially interesting detail about the future of Marvel Televsion under Feige. 

Detailing how the crowded slate of Disney+ streaming shows that will be closely integrated with the theatrical MCU served as an indicator this move was coming, THR also reports that sources indicate ABC remains committed to having Marvel programming on the broadcast network and as of August, was prepping another show. 

In August Deadline reported ABC was in "active talks" with Marvel for a new female superhero-led TV series to replace Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.after that show's 2020 finale.

It also will bear watching what the future holds for programs not developed under Feige, like Freeform's Cloak and Dagger, and Hulu's Runaways, Helstrom and its slate of The Offenders shows. 

THR reports Marvel declined to comment for their story.

Original story published Tuesday, October 22: Jeph Loeb, the long-time head of Marvel's Television division, is expected to leave the company, according to Variety. Citing unnamed sources, the Hollywood trade states Loeb is "in the market" for an exclusive deal with outside studios as a producer.

Loeb’s reported departure comes just a week after much of Marvel Entertainment was reportedly restructured to bring Marvel Comics, Marvel TV, and Marvel Animation under the supervision of newly-named Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige, who is also President of Marvel Studios.

Loeb was hired as Marvel's head of TV in June 2010, working with then-publisher (now president) Dan Buckley and reporting to Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter.

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