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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Drama
    Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk
    Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk
    Glee (Fox), American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

    The term “lightning rod” barely does this duo’s influence justice, as they boldly cross — and create — genres within their respective imprints at 20th Century Fox Television. Murphy, 47, and Falchuk, 42, saw their horror opus return for a third season Oct. 9 on FX to giant ratings: The debut of Coven was the anthology’s best so far, seen by 5.5 million viewers, up 44 percent from last year’s installment, Asylum, which earned 17 Emmy nominations, more than any other series. The duo also run Fox’s Glee, whose cast suffered a shattering loss in Cory Monteith’s death in July. His character, Finn, received a sendoff Oct. 10, with a tearjerking episode seen by 7.4 million viewers, the series’ best rating in a year.

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