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The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

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    Brock Akil & Salim Akil
    Salim and Mara Brock Akil
    The Game (BET)

    The married couple represents the collective brainpower behind BET’s hit football comedy — the network’s biggest scripted series — since the show jumped from The CW in 2009. Salim, 49, and Mara, 43, also created BET’s biggest summer ratings hit with their telefilm Being Mary Jane, about a lovelorn news anchor (Gabrielle Union), which they’re developing into a series slated to premiere in January. BET bought the idea for Jane from the Akils before a word had been written.

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