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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.

Hollywood’s 5 Most Powerful Animated TV Showrunners of 2018

Top cartoon creators (sub-category: not just for kids) may be excluded from The Hollywood Reporter's annual showrunner rundown, but that does not mean they are lacking in power. These EPs are…

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…

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…

Power Showrunners: ‘Veep’s’ David Mandel, ‘Black-ish’s’ Kenya Barris, More Reveal Whose Job They’d Want for One Day

Barris picks Lorne Michaels ("'SNL' has always been my dream job"), while Adam G. Goldberg chooses the Duffer Brothers (who hold all of the 'Stranger Things' spoilers).

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful Showrunners 2016

Yes, it's THR's annual rundown of those reigning and rising (alongside the swelling number of series), as stalwarts and upstarts alike — including the newbies behind 'Stranger Things,' 'Crazy…

Showrunner Roundtable: 12 A-List Writers Dish About Lesbian Weddings, Race and Why “Black People Don’t Get to Write for White People”

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…

The Most Powerful Showrunners 2015

THR's annual rundown of TV's most valuable writer-producers, whose worth only keeps rising in this golden age of content — tarnish and all — as they reveal their idols and binge-watch…

‘Showrunners’ Duo Detail the Doc’s Impossible and Amazing Race to the Finish (Guest Column)

Des Doyle and Ryan Patrick McGuffey write about the journey — and inspiration — in making the film about TV's best and brightest

‘Masters of Sex’ Stars Interview Their Boss About the Show’s Challenges and Sex Education on TV

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan query Michelle Ashford for THR's Power Showrunners Issue

The Hollywood Reporter Names the 2014 Power Showrunners

The writer-producers at the top of their ultracompetitive class share career lows, the spec scripts they'd rather forget and their stranger-than-fiction fan interactions