Drama Showrunner Roundtable: 6 Top TV Bosses on Fighting for Diversity, Getting Pigeonholed and Casting "A—holes"

Six of television's top drama series bosses — Sam Esmail, Julian Fellowes, Nina Jacobson, Marti Noxon, Melissa Rosenberg and John Ridley — open up about the stories that made them genuinely nervous, the things they still can’t believe they got past the network censors and the ongoing inequities of being anyone other than a privileged white male.

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

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."

Reality TV Roundtable: Mark Cuban, LL Cool J and More Reveal Contestant Psych Tests, Talk Kids' Shows and Trash Trump

Six top unscripted players — also including Mike Darnell, Jane Lynch, Guy Fieri and Nick Cannon — unleash on lazy reboots, what scares them most about making these shows (hint: A-list celebrities) and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump: "It's the thing where people feel like, 'He's just like me, I know him, I've seen him on TV, he speaks my language.'"

TV Titans Roundtable: 5 Chiefs Spar Over the Future (and Netflix's Role as Arch-Frenemy)

"More is not better. Only better is better," says HBO's Richard Plepler as he joins Netflix's Ted Sarandos, A+E's Nancy Dubuc, AMC's Josh Sapan and NBCUniversal's Bonnie Hammer for a discussion to debate the industry's 'Game of Thrones'-style fight for viewers, dwindling ratings, monetization, innovation — and the bragging rights of being the first to figure it all out.