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'Quantico' renewed for short season 3 by ABC

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Priyanka Chopra starrer "Quantico" has been renewed for a short third season at ABC.

The FBI drama will have a new showrunner at the helm as creator/executive producer Josh Safran is stepping down from the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, Safran will remain with the show's new season as a consultant.

"My deal on the show was two years only and it's up. I'm leaving the show in a good place and capable hands," Safran said.

The show, which debuted in fall 2015, has received an order for an abbreviated run of 13 episodes.

Priyanka, who plays Alex Parrish on the show, also took to Twitter to share the with fans.

"So excited about the season 3 pick up for #Quantico congrats to everyone who made it happen! #AlexParrish will be back soon..."

It is believed that Priyanka's international appeal, a shift to focus on politics (and President Donald Trump) and a Netflix streaming deal helped "Quantico" score a third-season pickup as its earlier season was unable to impress the viewers with only 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo over 21 episodes, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.

Priyanka, 34, had also pipped "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and Viola Davis to win the favourite dramatic TV actress trophy for her role in "Quantico" at this year's People's Choice Awards.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 10:22 IST