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  1. Kerry Washington on How Themes of 'Scandal' and 'Confirmation' Play in Current Election

    8:00 am 5/17/2016

    The actress shares the advice Ellen Pompeo gave her when she first landed her role on 'Scandal,' talks her run on Broadway in David Mamet's 'Race,' which prepared her for the role, and her work as Anita Hill in the HBO film 'Confirmation.'Read more

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  2. Sarah Paulson on Marcia Clark, the Lines She Won't Cross (None), and Industry Sexism

    9:12 am 5/16/2016

    "Now when I look back at it, I wonder where everyone was, where all the women were, why people weren't rallying around [Marcia Clark] and why she didn't have a support system from other women," says Paulson on her 'People vs. O.J. Simpson' real-life character, Marcia Clark.Read more

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  3. 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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  4. '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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  5. '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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  6. '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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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