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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Liz Meriwether
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    Liz Meriwether, Brett Baer and David Finkel
    New Girl (Fox)

    Not since Ross and Rachel’s tango on Friends has watching a comedy romance been so satisfying. Meriwether, 31, Baer, 43, and Finkel, 47, did the impossible by engaging their leads in a love story, which only strengthened the artistry of the single-cam comedy (no love from the Emmys notwithstanding).

    Anchored by star Zooey Deschanel, Girl has proved the foundation of Fox’s comedy brand. What’s more, it is TV’s biggest time-shifted comedy — its current season is jumping 62 percent in the key demo — which no doubt is helping keep its Tuesday night sidekick, The Mindy Project, alive and well.

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