All American: Showrunner Exits Ahead of Series Debut

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There are some changes at the wheel for one of The CW's new fall dramas. 

All American, which has yet to premiere has lost its showrunner. 

According to Deadline, series creator, April Blair is out of the teen drama just over one week before its debut. 

All American Poster

She is leaving behind her showrunning as well as her executive producing duties. 

April Blair has left her position as executive producer/showrunner for personal reasons,” a statement released to the website reads. 

In April's place, co-executive producer Nkechi Okoro Carroll will be promoted to EP and will take over Blair's showrunning duties. 

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All American follows a teenager whose life is turned upside down when he gets the opportunity of a lifetime: 

He is chosen to transfer to the glitzy Beverly Hills High, but there is more to his new position than meets the eye. 

Daniel Ezra as Spencer - All American

He is tasked with trying to fit in, perform well at football and to make sure that he keeps his grades in check. 

It's quite the culture shock for the teen. 

Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, and Greta Onieogou. The series will be paired with Riverdale on Wednesdays effective October 10. 

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Given that they're both high school dramas, this is the best launching pad The CW could give the freshman drama. 

Riverdale secures robust numbers in the younger demos, so the network will be looking to see if All American can break through the mold and carve out a successful run for itself. 

Bre-Z on All American

Ever since the show was at the pilot stage, there has been a lot of buzz for it. 

It is one of three new fall dramas on The CW. The network also has the controversial reboot of Charmed as well as The Vampire Diaries/ The Originals sequel, Legacies. 

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All American Quotes

Spencer: What the hell are you doing?
Jordan: I'm picking you up.
Spencer: In your red car, in your red hat? You're like a Bloods poster board man, you're gonna get your head blown off! [laughs] I'm just playing. I'm just playing.

Billy: Take it from me, my experience. Every player out there is just one injury away from needing a backup plan.
Spencer: I appreciate the offer Coach, but I don't need a backup. This is where I belong.