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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Comedy
    ON THE SET: Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner,
    Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
    Girls (HBO)

    It doesn’t matter if you like it (or, frankly, if you watch), because the creation by Dunham, 27, and Konner, 42, is still the buzziest comedy in recent memory. Sure, season two got a little weird and ratings hovered at about 5 million gross viewers, but Dunham’s star-wattage only burned brighter and included a Golden Globe win for best comedy and Emmy noms for comedy actress, series and directing.

    And Konner, who cut her TV teeth more than a decade ago under Girls’ executive producer Judd Apatow on his comedy Undeclared, is crucial to their bicoastal story-planning, which happens alongside Dunham and Apatow in L.A. and New York.

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