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Watch THR’s Full, Uncensored Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With Judd Apatow, David Mandel and More

Kenya Barris, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Scott Silveri also joined in the panel discussion.

Gloria Calderon Kellett Talks ‘One Day at a Time’ “Coming Out” Episode

The showrunner said they relied heavily on lesbian writers Michelle Badillo and Becky Mann to "tell us the experience."

Judd Apatow Reveals How Lena Dunham’s Final ‘Girls’ Storyline Came to Be

The showrunner wanted to show the series' main character grow out of her selfishness by becoming a mother.

‘Speechless’ Creator Scott Silveri on Writing From Experience: It’s “Really Liberating”

"It's hard enough to make one of these things entertaining or funny, but when you're walking that line between therapy or comedy writing — you don't get paid for therapy," Silveri told THR.

‘Black-ish’s’ Kenya Barris on Overcoming the “Gut Punch” of Trump’s Election Victory

"There's no bridge to this conversation. We're building up for a civil war," the creator and showrunner told THR.

‘Fleabag’ Creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Being Pigeonholed as a “Feminist Writer” | Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

"With female writers who write honestly about women and their experiences, it's, "Oh, that's a feminist show.""

‘Veep’s’ David Mandel Breaks Down the Best TV-Worthy Trump Moments | Comedy Showrunner Roundtable

"He's sort of a season behind us. He's stealing from last season," joked the showrunner of the president.

Comedy Showrunner Roundtable: Judd Apatow, David Mandel on Worst Pitches and Why Trump Should Get Credit on ‘Veep’

Six top TV bosses — including Kenya Barris, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Scott Silveri — also open up about the horrors of network casting, the pressure to get political and the…

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Comedy Showrunner Roundtable With the Bosses of ‘Veep,’ ‘Master of None’ and More

The heads of 'Black-ish,' 'Fresh Off the Boat,' 'Grace and Frankie' and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' join the discussion about sex, spinoffs and storytelling.

Alan Yang Says He and Aziz Ansari “Didn’t Expect” Reaction to ‘Master of None’

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

‘Veep’ Showrunner David Mandel on Parody Being “Harder and Harder”

"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."

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris on Walking a “Fine Line” for Difficult Discussions With Kids

"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."