Channel Nine’s Head of Drama, Jo Horsburgh, has resigned after 8 years with the network.
She is leaving to pursue new challenges.
Nine’s Director of Television, Michael Healy, says, “We would like to thank Jo for her enormous contribution to the network over the past eight years.
“Her dedication and commitment to the role has led to the incredible successes of the much loved series Sea Patrol, Rescue Special Ops and, of course, the outstanding critical and ratings success of the Underbelly franchise.
“We are pleased that while Jo is moving on, she leaves us with a great legacy – a slate of exciting, new drama projects to build on.”
During this time she has also overseen other Nine dramas including McLeod’s Daughters, Canal Road, The Strip, Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story, Scorched, Cops LAC, Panic at Rock Island, Two Twisted, The King and Blood Brothers. Upcoming Nine dramas include Beaconsfield, Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket and Sundowner.
Nine’s Managing Director, Jeffrey Browne added, “Jo has excelled in her role as Head of Drama at Channel Nine.
“Her record speaks for itself; Underbelly: Razor was the highest rating debut for a drama series in recent history on Australian television.
“We wish her all the best and look forward to working with her in the future.”
Jo Horsburgh says, “It’s been a great ride at Nine. I have worked with amazing people and I am so thrilled to have had this experience, but it’s time to take some time out and discover other opportunities.”
A replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.
Earlier this week TV Tonight revealed Julie McGauran as Seven’s new Head of Drama in 2012.