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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Showrunner Roundtable: 12 A-List Writers Dish About Lesbian Weddings, Race and Why "Black People Don't Get to Write for White People"

    6:30 am 5/11/2016

    THR gathered six comedy bosses and six drama bosses — including Marta Kauffman, Kenya Barris and Sam Esmail — over two days to talk condoms, why it's a smoother road for "white dudes" behind the camera and the challenges faced by women: "In general, men can and frequently do fail up, and women can and frequently do succeed down — and you're just aware of the fact that as a girl, you can't screw up," says Nina Jacobson.Read more

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  4. Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Steve Levitan, Jill Soloway, Jay Duplass and More

    8:30 am 9/7/2015

    Showrunner Jill Soloway and more join for The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Showrunner Emmy Roundtable where the writers discuss their characters and their work.Read more

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  5. Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Steve Levitan, Jill Soloway, Jay Duplass and More

    7:55 am 9/6/2015

    THR's Emmy season roundtables air on SundanceTV and stream at THR.com. The shows air Sunday at 8 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV, 126 on Dish nationwide, and at 11 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).Read more

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  6. Jay Duplass on 'Togetherness' Characters: "Everything Is Something From Our Lives"

    1:00 pm 6/22/2015

    "My brother [Mark Duplass] and I have always been trying to get to a truthfulness and a simplicity about our storytelling that is really analogous to life — how things happen in real life."Read more

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  7. 'Kimmy Schmidt's' Robert Carlock: "Interviews You Have With Writers Are … To Make Sure They're Not Crazy"

    10:00 am 6/22/2015

    "It is kind of amazing how people can blow it, and reveal that they're crazy."Read more

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  8. 'Transparent's' Jill Soloway on Her Inspiration: "Who the Heck Is Lena Dunham? Where Did She Come From?"

    1:30 pm 6/21/2015

    "Everybody was saying to me, 'Have you seen this girl? She's just like you — except younger and much more successful and she's living her vision, and you're not.'"Read more

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  9. 'Modern Family's' Steve Levitan: "In The Beginning, You Just Have to Fake It and Look Confident"

    10:00 am 6/21/2015

    "When I've talked to other writers who have dealt with what they consider to be frustrating showrunners, the number one complaint might be they're indecisive."Read more

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  10. 'Black-ish' Showrunner Kenya Barris: "We Made America Say, 'Oh, They're Kind of Like Us'"

    1:00 pm 6/20/2015

    "I just got the demographic breakdown of our show, and it's not as many black people as I thought."Read more

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