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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Comedy
    TELEVISION: Bill Lawrence
    Bill Lawrence
    Cougar Town (TBS)

    Development season’s biggest winner, Lawrence, 44, is approaching Chuck Lorre territory with an impressive volume of series on his docket. With Jeff Astrof, he’s running TBS’ forthcoming comedy Ground Floor (premiere date: Nov. 14) and still executive produces his flagship series Cougar Town alongside Blake McCormick.

    Lawrence also is prepping two other midseason series: Undateable with Adam Sztykiel for NBC and Surviving Jack with Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker for Fox. Clearly thriving with his deal at Warner Bros. TV, Lawrence recently added — after a bidding war among networks — yet another title to his slate, the family comedy Middlescence (with Astrof), which is in development for CBS.

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