a person in overall charge of a television show: She’s a great showrunner who’s turned out two successful seasons.
- show·run·ning, noun
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How to use showrunner in a sentence
We are behind the scenes as Stewart makes his pitch to the notably diverse room, most of whom have “never worked on a comedy show,” as showrunner and former CBS Evening News producer Brinda Adhikari explained recently.
Novelists rarely fill the role that showrunners, actors and influencers have now assumed in mainstream culture.Sally Rooney’s latest novel is a lucid, nuanced story about coming of age in a broken world | Bilal Qureshi | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Serendipitously, the creator of that iconic ’90s show — Yvette Lee Bowser — happens to be the showrunner on “Run the Girls.”12 female-forward TV shows to fill the ‘Younger’- and ‘Bold Type’-shaped hole in your heart | Inkoo Kang, Sonia Rao, Bethonie Butler | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
To make snow for a superhero movie, Vikramaditya Motwane, who would later become the showrunner of Sacred Games, had to experiment with tearing open diapers.Netflix v Modi and the battle for Indian cinema’s soul | Konstantin Kakaes | March 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Syreeta Singelton, who previously worked as a writer on Insecure, will serve as showrunner.
But at the end of the day, on TV, as the showrunner, you get to have creative control, for better or worse.
The Flash is the latest addictive series from Berlanti, who serves as showrunner with Kreisberg.
How far ahead do you and Michelle Ashford, the creator and showrunner, look?Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity | Caryn James | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a mess, and when Ball exited as showrunner following the abysmal fifth season, it got even worse.'True Blood' Ends With a Whimper: The Sexy HBO Vampire Series Is (Finally) Over | Marlow Stern | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Speaking at the premiere in London, Steven Moffat, the showrunner, said it was about time he updated the tone.Doctor Who’s ‘Deep Breath’: The 2,000-Year-Old Time Lord Grows Up | Nico Hines | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST