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  1. 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna Talks Censoring For The CW

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "People are killed on network shows in the most disgusting, gruesome, serial killer-y way, but you can't show" Rachel Bloom's nipples.Read more

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  2. Alan Yang Says He and Aziz Ansari "Didn't Expect" Reaction to 'Master of None'

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "We just wanted to make a show that was about us - it wasn't a political move, it wasn't a statement."Read more

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  3. 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris on "Walking Fine Line" For Difficult Discussions with Kids

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "Police brutality is one that for me in particular, I had to have that conversation with my young sons, because they did not understand why the protestors were mad."Read more

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  4. 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel on Parody Being "Harder and Harder"

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "I'm assuming everyone's going to tune into our season to see our take on Trump, and we don't have one. There is no Trump character. We're not a real-world political show, we are inspired."Read more

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  5. 'Grace and Frankie' Showrunner Marta Kauffman On Network Versus Netflix

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    Marta Kauffman discusses the difference between creating content for NBC (Kauffman created the iconic series 'Friends') and Netflix, the home of her sitcom 'Grace and Frankie.'Read more

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  6. 'Fresh Off the Boat' Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan Talks Being "Only Woman in the Room"

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "I felt like people looked at me for the wife joke or the daughter joke."Read more

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  7. Comedy Showrunner Roundtable: Reunions You’ll Never See (Sorry, 'Friends' Fans!), Diversity and How to Write Sex Scenes

    10:32 am 6/8/2016

    Six comedy series chiefs — Kenya Barris, Nahnatchka Khan, Marta Kauffman, Aline Brosh McKenna, David Mandel and Alan Yang — let it rip on the sex acts they still can’t believe they got past Standards (yes, "chicken cooping" is a real thing), why they don’t like spinoffs and the challenges that come with trying to tell your story when you don’t look like everyone else in Hollywood: "Black people don’t get to write for white people."Read more

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  8. Comedy Showrunner Roundtable: Marta Kauffman, Kenya Barris on Limits of Sexual Innuendo on TV

    4:39 pm 5/12/2016

    David Mandel, Alan Yang, Aline Brosh McKenna and Nahnatchka Khan discuss what they have (and haven't) been able to get away with showing and talking about on the small screen.Read more

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  9. Comedy Showrunner Roundtable: Marta Kaufman, Kenya Barris on Limits of Sexual Innuendo on TV

    11:14 am 5/11/2016

    David Mandel, Alan Yang, Aline Brosh McKenna and Nahnatchka Khan discuss what they have (and haven't) been able to get away with showing and talking about on the small screen.Read more

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