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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Gareth Neame Julian Fellowes - P 2013
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    Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes
    Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame
    Downton Abbey (PBS/Masterpiece)

    After a soap-tastic season-three finale that sent shockwaves around the world (Farewell, Matthew!), Fellowes, 64, and Neame, 46, have solidified their costume drama as a bona fide international phenomenon. Which is why on Oct. 7, fans lit up the Internet (again) when a new episode depicting a rape aired in the U.K. (Season four returns stateside in January.) Such a global uproar is evidence of why the series about 1920s British aristocrats is Masterpiece’s biggest in its 40-year history, with an estimated 120 million viewers tuning in at one point. Downton is now a perennial Emmy contender (it won best miniseries in 2011).

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