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

    8:00 am 6/3/2013

    Matthew Weiner explains why Duck Phillips clicked and Beau Willimon praises Corey Stoll’s “Cards” performance. Read more

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

    8:00 am 6/3/2013

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

    8:00 am 6/3/2013

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

    8:00 am 6/3/2013

    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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  5. Full Uncensored Drama Showrunner Emmy Roundtable

    4:03 pm 5/31/2013

    Our guests discuss violence in television, the constant changes in scripts, shows changing their showrunners and plenty more. THR talks to Alex Gansa, (Homeland), Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom), D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Kevin Williamson (The Following), Matt Weiner (Mad Men).Read more

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  6. Drama Showrunners Roundtable: Dealing With Leaving The Show

    3:09 pm 5/31/2013

    With the replacements on "The Walking Dead" and "Community," THR asks its roundtable guests how they work through such shakeups. Read more

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  7. Drama Showrunners Roundtable: Unexpected Plot Twists

    1:18 pm 5/31/2013

    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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  8. Drama Showrunners Roundtable: Violence on Television

    12:49 pm 5/31/2013

    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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  9. 'Boardwalk Empire' Boss on the Awkward Email That Killed Off Michael Pitt

    1:31 pm 6/4/2012

    Showrunner Terence Winter tells THR that poor cellular service -- and Martin Scorsese's busy schedule -- forced him to break news of Jimmy Darmody's shocking demise to the series star in a rather blunt and impersonal manner.Read more

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