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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Drama
    Julie Plec
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    Julie Plec
    The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People (The CW)

    Plec has carved out a niche in the teen drama space, leading the charge (with the help of longtime producer Caroline Dries) on The CW’s teen saga The Vampire Diaries, still proving its worth as the flagship watercooler series kicks off season five. The CW looked to Plec, 41, to capitalize on its most successful franchise, launching Diaries spinoff The Originals and anchoring it on Tuesday nights. Plec also serves as an executive producer on The Tomorrow People. Adding still more value: She boasts more than 400,000 Twitter followers and often live-tweets her shows.

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