The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013
His previous creation, The Closer, was among TNT’s most successful dramas before its August 2012 finale, so a spinoff wasn’t a distant notion. But a spinoff that has retained more than 7 million of the original’s 9.1 million audience, and critical acclaim to boot? Duff, 58, pulled off both tricks with Crimes — which also outperformed TNT’s reboot of Dallas — and became the network’s No. 1 scripted drama. And over the summer, Crimes attracted a steady 5 million viewers, which impressed the suits so much, they increased Crimes’ second-season order from 15 to 19.
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