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TV's Top 50 Showrunners 2010

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    Gossip Girl
    Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage
    "Chuck" (NBC), "Gossip Girl" (CW)

    One of the youngest showrunners ever when he launched "The O.C." at 26, Schwartz is now 34, married and diversifying his Fake Empire shingle -- run with Savage -- into movies. She takes the lead on "Gossip Girl" while he does double duty on "Gossip" and "Chuck" (with Chris Fedak) which will return with a 13-episode order. "Every year we never know if we're coming back," Schwartz says. "It's part of the fun."

    Favorite TV Moment: "The masturbation contest on 'Seinfeld', " Schwartz says. "Or Dana Carvey performing the 'Choppin' Broccoli' song on 'SNL' (in 1986)."

    Big Break: "Getting my first script on "The O.C." ('The Best Chrismukkah Ever')," Savage says. "Weeks after I handed it in, I was rewriting a pilot that then got ordered to series."

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