René Balcer, FBI: Most Wanted's creator and a longtime Dick Wolf collaborator, is exiting the FBI spinoff after one season. He'll be replaced by Friday Night Lights vet David Hudgins as FBI: Most Wanted undergoes a new creative direction. "FBI, which also underwent showrunner changes early in its run, quickly established itself as one of CBS’ most watched series," reports Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "Boosted by having the mothership series as a lead-in, FBI: Most Wanted ranked as the most watched new drama last season." Meanwhile, Andreeva reports that 2020 Juilliard graduate Katherine Renee Turner is joining FBI as "an outspoken, 'best and brightest' who was raised in Bed Stuy. She spent 6 years with the NYPD, mostly narcotics and fell in love with being a Fed after working on a joint task force but is still a bit of an outlier at 26 Fed."