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  1. 10 Power Showrunners: A Day in the Life, From Carlton Cuse to Jenji Kohan

    10:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    A voyeur's look through the bleary eyes of TV's busiest movers and shakers -- Ann Biderman, Jason Katims, Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan, Scott M. Gimple, Armando Iannucci, Greg Berlanti, Kerry Ehrin, Jeff and Jackie Schaffer and Terence Winter. READ MORE

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  2. The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

    10:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    THR's annual list of TV's top writer-producers reveals the latest swings in the revolving door of who's on top -- and what it takes to stay there. READ MORE

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  3. TV's Top Showrunners Talk Deleted Scenes, Network Censorship, More

    10:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    "Convincing security to let me back on the lot," jokes "Community's" Dan Harmon of his biggest accomplishment as he and other hit-makers open up about wins, losses and the toughest scene they had to write this year. READ MORE

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  4. Power Showrunners: 10 to Watch for 2014

    10:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    "Masters of Sex's" Michelle Ashford, "Sleepy Hollow's" Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman and other high-profile names set to make a big impact. READ MORE

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  5. 'Breaking Bad's' Vince Gilligan Reveals Details of 'Saul' Spinoff and Terror Over What's Next

    9:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    The anxiety-ridden showrunner on what he's mulling (a Western film), saying no to dozens of film pitches and how Jeffrey Katzenberg courted him, even as he admits "the odds of winning the lottery [twice] are pretty infinitesimal." READ MORE

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  6. 5 Top Showrunners Share Advice for Vince Gilligan on How to Move On

    9:00 am PDT 10/16/2013
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    The "Breaking Bad" creator gets encouragement from Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, Chris Carter, Shawn Ryan and this line from Aaron Sorkin: "It feels like the first line of your obit's already been written -- it hasn't." READ MORE

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  7. THR Emmy Roundtable: 'New Girl,' 'Big Bang' Showrunners on Dropping F-Bombs and Comedy's Tough Year

    8:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    Matthew Carnahan, Greg Daniels, Bruce Helford, Liz Meriwether, Steve Molaro and Mike Schur also talk to THR about turning down product placement, their most absurd network notes and whether "Anger Management" is the model of the future. READ MORE

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  8. Comedy Showrunners Roundtable: Network TV's Struggle

    8:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    Our roundtable guests Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Greg Daniels (The Office), Bruce Helford (Anger Management), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory) all discuss the Nielsen ratings, Hulu and the struggles facing network television. READ MORE

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  9. Comedy Showrunners Roundtable: Bruce Helford's 10/90 Deal

    8:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    'Anger Showrunner' Bruce Helford breaks down his preparation and shooting schedule for his comedy and how the process has changed since his days working on 'The Drew Carey Show.' READ MORE

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  10. Emmys: Behind-the-Scenes Photos From THR's Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

    8:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    Six showrunners talk to THR about F-bombs and comedy's tough year. READ MORE

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  11. Comedy Showrunners Roundtable: The Worst Notes They've Received

    8:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    From sexual positions to smoking monkeys our roundtable guests share their craziest feed back from their networks. They also share how they address swearing on their shows. READ MORE

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  12. Full Uncensored Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable

    8:00 am PDT 06/10/2013
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    Our full uncensored conversation with showrunners Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Greg Daniels (The Office), Bruce Helford (Anger Management), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory). READ MORE

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  13. TV Showrunners to Outshine Filmmakers at 2013 Produced By Conference

    5:00 am PDT 06/07/2013
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    As movie producers lament their lack of clout, TV producers are poised to command even more power as different platforms -- ahem, Netflix -- vie for their services. READ MORE

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  14. THR Emmy Roundtable: Matthew Weiner, Aaron Sorkin and Other Drama Showrunners Debate Violence in Hollywood and Being Control Freaks

    8:00 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    TV veterans including Alex Gansa, D.B. Weiss and Kevin Williamson and newbie Beau Willimon also reveal who consults with the CIA, who wants to write for "Girls" and what it's like when a show falls into someone else's hands. READ MORE

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  15. Emmys 2013: Behind-the-Scenes Photos From THR's Drama Showrunner Roundtable

    8:00 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    Behind-the-scenes with television's top showrunners. READ MORE

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  16. THR Emmy Roundtable: Aaron Sorkin on Why He Stopped Watching 'West Wing' (Video)

    8:00 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    The showrunner says viewing the first episode after he’d left the show “was like watching somebody make out with my girlfriend.” READ MORE

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  17. THR Emmy Roundtable: 'Game of Thrones' Showrunner Questions Network TV Violence (Video)

    8:00 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    D.B. Weiss argues “sanitized” violence may be worse than more realistic depictions, because they are too “easy to watch" and "fun.” READ MORE

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  18. THR Emmy Roundtable: 'Mad Men,' 'House of Cards' Showrunners on Character Surprises (Video)

    8:00 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    Matthew Weiner explains why Duck Phillips clicked and Beau Willimon praises Corey Stoll’s “Cards” performance. READ MORE

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  19. Drama Showrunners Roundtable: Violence on Television

    7:59 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    Kevin Williamson ("The Following") and Alex Gansa (Homeland) address the hot topic of what -- if any -- effect dramatized violence has on real life. READ MORE

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  20. Drama Showrunners Roundtable: Unexpected Plot Twists

    7:59 am PDT 06/03/2013
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    From a new character taking on an unexpectedly larger role to spotting chemistry between their actors, top showrunners share how they incorporate this potential into their shows. READ MORE

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