21 June, 2008

TV showrunners swap stories stateside

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter:

"It hasn't been an easy year for TV producers. From the 100-day Hollywood writers strike to steepening FCC fines, to the rise of reality television, scripted comedy and drama have been taking it on the nose.

Five showrunners -- Bryan Fuller (ABC's "Pushing Daisies"), David Shore (Fox's "House"), Damon Lindelof (ABC's "Lost"), Matthew Weiner (AMC's "Mad Men") and Craig Thomas (CBS' "How I Met Your Mother") -- recently gathered for a raucous discussion about the absurdities of the TV business."

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