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  1. 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' Producer Reveals Why Christopher Darden Was the Hardest Character to Cast

    4:00 pm 5/12/2016

    "There were a lot of black dudes who were like, 'No way — I'm not playin' that guy. I hate him,'" Nina Jacobson explained during THR's annual Showrunner Roundtable. Read more

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  2. 'Jessica Jones' Showrunner Reveals the Scene That Landed Her on a Nazi Hate Site

    3:00 pm 5/12/2016

    "The one I thought was really going to get the most flak was the abortion story; the one that actually got the most, much to my horror and disappointment, was the interracial relationship," said Melissa Rosenberg in THR's Showrunner Roundtable. Read more

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  3. 'Mr. Robot' Creator Details the Sex Scene He Battled to Get on Air

    12:33 pm 5/12/2016

    During THR's showrunner roundtable, Sam Esmail revealed how he convinced the USA network to greenlight the "graphic" footage.Read more

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  4. Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Nina Jacobson, Sam Esmail Talk Casting Chris Darden, 'Mr. Robot'

    11:22 am 5/11/2016

    John Ridley, Julian Fellowes, Marti Noxon and Melissa Rosenberg also weigh in on the challenges of finding the right actors for certain parts.Read more

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Drama Writers Roundtable With Lee Daniels, Damon Lindelof and More

    7:55 am 8/30/2015

    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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  8. 'House of Cards' Creator Beau Willimon: "I Have No Idea How Many People Have Watched the Show on Netflix."

    12:00 pm 6/14/2015

    "We are investing in people's creativity. If we do that, that will lead to a good product."Read more

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  9. 'Homeland' Creator Alex Gansa on Criticism: "The Immediacy of People's Opinions Is Crazy"

    9:00 am 6/14/2015

    "I'm either going to fail or succeed on my own terms."Read more

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  10. 'The Leftovers' Creator Damon Lindelof on the Writers Room: "I Need to Know This Is Good"

    12:20 pm 6/13/2015

    "'The Leftovers' was built in a very white, sort of suburban enclave and had what I would affectionately refer to as 'white people problems.'"Read more

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