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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

THR Roundtable: Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, Aaron Sorkin on Job Pressures, Embarrassing Sex Scenes, Fear of Failure (Video)

For The Hollywood Reporter's annual Drama Showrunner Roundtable, six of TV's top creators talk fears they've already done their best work and how to follow up a hit.

Power Showrunners: 10 to Watch for 2014

"Masters of Sex's" Michelle Ashford, "Sleepy Hollow's" Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman and other high-profile names set to make a big impact.

10 Power Showrunners: A Day in the Life, From Carlton Cuse to Jenji Kohan

A voyeur's look through the bleary eyes of TV's busiest movers and shakers -- Ann Biderman, Jason Katims, Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan, Scott M. Gimple, Armando Iannucci, Greg Berlanti, Kerry…

The Hollywood Reporter Names the 50 Power Showrunners of 2013

THR's annual list of TV's top writer-producers reveals the latest swings in the revolving door of who's on top -- and what it takes to stay there.

TV’s Top Showrunners Talk Deleted Scenes, Network Censorship, More

"Convincing security to let me back on the lot," jokes "Community's" Dan Harmon of his biggest accomplishment as he and other hit-makers open up about wins, losses and the toughest scene they had to…

5 Top Showrunners Share Advice for Vince Gilligan on How to Move On

The "Breaking Bad" creator gets encouragement from Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, Chris Carter, Shawn Ryan and this line from Aaron Sorkin: "It feels like the first line of your obit's already been…

‘Breaking Bad’s’ Vince Gilligan Reveals Details of ‘Saul’ Spinoff and Terror Over What’s Next

The anxiety-ridden showrunner on what he's mulling (a Western film), saying no to dozens of film pitches and how Jeffrey Katzenberg courted him, even as he admits "the odds of winning the lottery…

TV Showrunners to Outshine Filmmakers at 2013 Produced By Conference

As movie producers lament their lack of clout, TV producers are poised to command even more power as different platforms -- ahem, Netflix -- vie for their services.

21 Steps to Sitcom Success From a Top Comedy Showrunner

Ken Levine, of "Cheers" and "M*A*S*H" fame, spills his secrets to THR -- including hiring writers who bathe, not abusing assistants and (guffaw!) listening to your actors.

How I Sold My Show: Nine of TV’s Hottest Producers Tell All

From what to wear (a lucky shirt, a nice suit) to how to prepare (hit the gym, avoid coffee), words of wisdom from Betsy Beers, Shawn Ryan, Greg Berlanti, Howard Gordon and more as pitch season hits…

THR’s Top 50 Showrunners 2012

TV's most influential writer-producers come clean about the credits they'd like scrubbed from their résumés, their most absurd notes from execs, their television mentors and the ways they cure…