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Showrunners 2011

The Hollywood Reporter’s 10 Showrunners to Watch

These talented people didn't make THR's annual Top 50 Power Showrunners list, but they're on the cusp.

Seth MacFarlane: The Restless Mind of a Complicated Cartoonist

Seth MacFarlane secretly wishes "Family Guy" would end as he expands his multibillion-dollar empire with "The Flintstones," a shockingly well-received singing career, talk of a potential "Star Trek" reboot and an astonishing ambition to not be pigeonholed.

Top 50 Power Showrunners 2011

THR's fourth annual list shines a spotlight on the 50 most influential -- and valuable -- creative chiefs writing, producing and redefining television.

Seth MacFarlane: From Doodles to Stardom

Three-plus decades after he started drawing cartoons, Seth MacFarlane sits atop a multi-billion-dollar animated empire.

‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Reflects on the Show’s Place in TV History (Q&A)

At the finale of his most triumphant season yet, the showrunner tells THR where he gets his ideas and what he hopes to do next.

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Theme: Series Creator Explains Decision to Use Contemporary Music

Time out of mind? Although set in 1920, Terence Winter tells THR why he purposely chose 90s rock band Brian Jonestown Massacre as the soundtrack to the HBO show's title sequence.

‘Nikita’ Executive Producer on Season 2: It’s Lighter, Flashier and More Fun (Q&A)

Showrunner Craig Silverstein talks to THR about why changes were made halfway through the first season, the move to Fridays and what's coming up next on the CW drama.

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Kurt Sutter Mulls Return to Twitter (Video)

At FX’s premiere event, his wife, actress Katey Sagal, also spoke on what viewers can expect in Season 4.

Why ‘The Office’ Showrunner Is Prepared for More Cast Members to Exit Show (Q&A)

Paul Lieberstein tells THR that James Spader has given the NBC comedy "new energy."

Emmys 2011: How ‘The Good Wife’ Showrunners Brought Cool Back to Network Dramas

Robert and Michelle King on creating a "point of view" drama and why they prefer working in television over features.

Comic-Con 2011: Kevin Williamson on John Carpenter, ‘True Blood’ and How ‘Dark Shadows’ Influenced ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (Q&A)

The showrunner, who also will be presenting "The Secret Circle" at the convention, says Twitter helps provide a consensus for fan reaction.

Comic-Con 2011: ‘Fringe’ Executive Producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman (Q&A)

After a heart-stopping third season finale, the showrunners discuss what awaits them in Season 4, appreciation for “Twin Peaks” and how they’ll answer the probing Peter questions in San Diego.