Just when we were all celebrating the Black Girl Magic at Netflix, it seems it's time to put those party favors away. Variety has confirmed that Channing Dungey, the Vice President of Content at Netflix, has decided to step down. Dungey first joined Netflix in December 2018. Prior to that, she was the head of ABC Entertainment, making her the first Black president of a major broadcast network. Prior to leading ABC, Dungey was the head of the network’s drama development team. It was in that role that she shepherded several popular shows, including the hit Shondaland series “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.” Other shows she developed during that time include “Quantico,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “American Crime,” and “Once Upon a Time.”
"Her last day at Netflix is today. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, she is leaving to pursue another opportunity. There has been speculation that Dungey could be in line to take over for Susan Rovner, who recently stepped down as co-head of Warner Bros. Television to lead original content at NBCUniversal.
“I’ve known Channing for many years, and it’s been a pleasure working closer with her,” said Bela Bajaria, vice president of global TV for Netflix, in a statement. “She’s a terrific executive who’s always carved her own path, and although we will miss her, we wish her all the best for the future.”
It was Dungey who pulled the plug on "Roseanne" back in 2018 after the series star, Roseanne Barr, made a racist tweet about former Obama Administration aide Valerie Jarrett.
Roseanne swore up and down that the comment wasn't intended to be racist. Remember the tantrum that Roseanne threw when she got booted from her own show?! Whew!
Whatever Dungey gets into next, we know she's going to be great at it. Best of luck to her!