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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Comedy
    Treadmill Desk
    Jessica Chou
    Jenji Kohan
    Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

    The Weeds creator wisely chose the hottest medium in TV for her next project, and it paid off: Kohan, 44, saw her women’s prison-set dramedy’s 13-episode first season earn universally positive reviews (Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot couldn’t claim the same) thanks to buzzy lead actress Taylor Schilling and a remarkably diverse group of female stars. She also lured hot guest directors (Oscar winner Jodie Foster helmed an episode) while Hollywood fans like Lena Dunham geeked out over the series on social media. But with Netflix mum, the number of viewers actually watching remains a mystery.

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