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Rising TV Talent: 6 Showrunners to Watch

Since a Top 50 cannot begin to scratch the surface in this drawn-out era of Peak TV — yes, it’s still Peak TV — THR wants to acknowledge six writer-producers who’ve made uniquely interesting moves in 2022. Max Borenstein Though he has more than a few creator credits on his résumé, Borenstein really courted the zeitgeist, controversy […]

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2022

The showrunners highlighted on these pages are all too sharp to crib low-hanging Dickens — yet, for the writer-producers fueling entertainment’s most prolific and popular medium, it really is the best and not-so-best of times. Upward of 560 scripted series are expected to air in the U.S. by year’s end, as the industry hires more […]

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2021

The powerhouse creators on The Hollywood Reporter's annual rundown — including Tina Fey, Courtney Kemp and Jesse Armstrong — reveal what gets them through the workday, the pitches they can't sell and the peers with whom they're currently obsessed.

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2019

The Hollywood Reporter's annual rundown reveals who'll be making the series (and the paydays) that define the industry's next era — as these MVPs disclose what they watch when they aren’t working ('Succession'), what they think of life without agents and the peer they're most envious of (Surprise! It's Phoebe Waller-Bridge).

From Shonda Rhimes to Tina Fey: What’s Next for 9 of TV’s Top Showrunners

These mega-producers didn't technically meet the parameters for The Hollywood Reporter's 2019 Power List — but their big deals and buzzy next acts makes most of them locks for 2020.

Norman Lear and ‘One Day at a Time’ Showrunners Talk #MeToo, Trump and Tackling Taboos

Norman Lear sits down with Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, the showrunners of his Netflix comedy series 'One Day at a Time,' for a conversation about how comedy has changed and how to make a topical show.

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2018

The Hollywood Reporter's annual rundown of the top 50 TV showrunners includes those executive producers with the Netflix gold — congratulations again, Ryan Murphy — as well as emerging talents like Jordan Peele and Lena Waithe.

LaCroix Flavor Face-Off: TV Writers Reveal Their Favorites

The majority of polled showrunners who admit to consuming the trashy-classy fizzy water say their staffers favor grapefruit, while coconut has its fans.

Hollywood’s Power Showrunners: Ones to Watch

Eight novice TV bosses, many fostered by established EPs, made big impressions in 2017.

‘Pushing Daisies’ Writers Reunite to Talk TV’s Darker Turn, Increasingly Lax Standards

Lisa Joy ('Westworld') and Bryan Fuller ('American Gods') talk about picking battles with network execs and what their new series have in common: "Both our shows have a lot of cock."

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners of 2017

THR unveils the writer-producers of TV's Golden Age — from 'Game of Thrones' masterminds David Benioff and Dan Weiss to 'Atlanta' creator Donald Glover — with the sharpest pens, the wildest visions and the richest deals.