John Wells Launches Online Guide To Help Train Next-Gen Showrunners Amid TV Content Boom

‘Call Me Kat’: Jim Patterson, Maria Ferrari Take Over As Showrunners

Jim Patterson and Maria Ferrari will take over the top spot of the Mayim Bialik comedy for Fox in its third season. They are replacing Season 2 showrunner Alissa Neubauer, who decided not to return. She replaced Darlene Hunt, who was showrunner in the comedy’s first season.

‘Ghosts’ Showrunners Joe Port & Joe Wiseman Ink Three-Year Overall Deal With CBS Studios

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Names Bryan Goluboff Showrunner For Season 3

Bryan Goluboff, who has served as co-executive producer on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, is moving to spinoff Law & Order: Organized Crime as executive producer and showrunner for the upcoming third season.

Study Finds Racial Disparity In Writers’ Compensation, Showrunner Opportunities

Think Tank for Inclusion and Equity’s survey of 875-plus working TV writers revealed inequities in compensation, promotion and opportunity.

Warren Leight Exits As ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Showrunner For Second Time

Warren Leight is leaving Law & Order: SVU after serving as an executive producer and showrunner on the venerable NBC crime drama for the past three seasons. It was his second stint at the helm of the Wolf Entertainment series. Leight announced his exit on Twitter Tuesday night, after wrapping production on the current 23rd season of SVU.

David Hollander Out As Showrunner Of Showtime’s ‘American Gigolo’

TNT’s ‘Snowpiercer’ Changes Showrunners Again

NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ Taps ‘Drew Barrymore Show’ EP Chris Miller As Showrunner

It’s an interesting time to be the executive producer of a network late night show. In the span of less than a year, the 11:30 programs on NBC, ABC and CBS will have undergone leadership changes at the top. On Friday The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon announced that Chris Miller would become the new showrunner starting in May, succeeding Jamie Granet-Bederman, who will move to a role developing new projects for Fallon. Miller joins from syndicated talker The Drew Barrymore Show, where he was one of the executive producers.


NBC Showrunner Learned His Craft As A Local News Promo Producer

Steve Barry is the showrunner for NBC’s Small Fortune, which airs on Monday nights at 10. Barry says he developed his chops to be a showrunner by being a local TV news writer/producer at stations in Atlanta, Miami and Fort Myers, Fla.

CBS’s ‘The Neighborhood’ Taps Meg DeLoatch As Showrunner

The veteran writer and producer takes over for series creator Jim Reynolds, who left the show amid complaints about his leadership.

CBS Drops ‘Bull’ Showrunner Following Workplace Investigation

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Gets New Showrunner

The 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners

From the dreaded “Zoom room” to hermetically sealed sets, the influential creators on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual rundown — including Michaela Coel, Daniel Levy, Ramy Youssef and more — reveal how they have overcome an unprecedented year with panache.

Remote Control: Making TV Mid-Pandemic

When television production shut down in the spring, a few showrunners began working on pandemic-themed series that could be shot mostly from afar. But will viewers even want more shut-in stories? Above, Dan Levy stars in the socially distanced HBO special Coastal Elites, which was originally written to be a filmed three-night live event. Plans changed.

The Fall Of A CBS Showrunner

Earlier this month, CBS fired Peter Lenkov, who’d overseen a powerful fiefdom. Vanity Fair spoke to 30 sources about what happens when a network gives somebody a difficult job, then seems to let problems pile up for years because he’s making it money.

CBS Fires ‘MacGyver,’ ‘Magnum’ EP Peter Lenkov

The network has parted ways with one of its top showrunners after an investigation into what sources say were multiple claims that he created a toxic work environment.

Showrunners To Fund Hollywood Assistant Relief

In the wake of dozens of film and television productions abruptly shutting down amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, several organizations and high-profile showrunners — Greg Berlanti, Shonda Rhimes, David Benioff, Julie Plec, Damon Lindelof, Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan — have come together to fund a relief effort for Hollywood’s support staffers, a low-paid group that often goes overlooked.

CBS Replaces Showrunner On ‘All Rise’

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful TV Showrunners

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).

‘Black-ish’ Changes Showrunners Again

Josh Reims Tapped As ‘Dynasty’ Showrunner

Showrunner, Multiple Writers Quit Fox ‘90210’ Revival

WGA: Less Than 25% Of Showrunners Are Women

‘Station 19’ Showrunner Stacy McKee Leaving

Warren Leight Returns To ‘SVU’ As Showrunner

‘Killing Eve’ Gets Season 3 Renewal — With New Showrunner

Top Showrunner Salaries Hit ‘Another Peak’

Rank-and-file scribes may be struggling, but at the other end of the spectrum, superstar showrunners like Shonda Rhimes and Greg Berlanti are commanding more money than ever with increasing regularity (with J.J. Abrams on deck for as much as half a billion dollars).

‘Charmed’ Showrunner Exits, Craig Shapiro, Elizabeth Kruger Board Series

‘The Flash’ To Change Showrunners Ahead of Season 6

CBS Sitcom Fires Showrunner Over Language

Bob Kushell — co-showrunner of CBS’s Nina Dobrev-led midseason comedy Fam — has been fired for misconduct. A CBS rep declined to comment, but an insider tells TVLine that Kushell was let go for using “inappropriate language in the workplace.”

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful Showrunners

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual rundown of the most influential creators includes those executive producers with the Netflix gold — congratulations again, Ryan Murphy — as well as emerging talents like Jordan Peele and Lena Waithe.

‘9-1-1’ Showrunner Tim Minear Reups With 20th TV

Bryan Fuller Out As Apple’s ‘Amazing Stories’ EP

‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Showrunner Investigated

OWN’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Names New Showrunner

Hollywood’s 50 Most Powerful Showrunners

More than 400 U.S. scripted series are set to air in 2017 and getting lost in the logjam is the new normal. So in highlighting the most impactful writer-producers working in TV right now, THR focused on a few key factors. These 50 power showrunners rise above the churn with unprecedented deals (ka-ching, Shonda Rhimes), surging output, cultural cachet and legit “hits.”

Jill Gordon Names ‘Transparent’ Showrunner

Carlton Cuse Returns To ABC With $20M Deal

Days after seeing Shonda Rhimes exit for a game-changing deal with Netflix, ABC Studios has reunited with Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse. The Disney-owned studio has inked a massive four-year overall deal with Cuse and his newly launched Genre Arts banner in what is said to be a pact worth more than $20 million plus a percentage of the back-end on programming created under the partnership.

‘Big Bang’ Names New Showrunner For Season 11