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A person who has creative control over a broadcast series, as on television, and who manages its day-to-day operations.

show′run·ning n.
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In the second season of the show, Badgley's character has moved across the country following the horrifying events of the first season but seems like the sunshine isn't helping at all because the showrunner recently revealed that the upcoming season will be "darker" than the first one, reported Us Weekly.
Showrunner Eric Wallace told ( Newsarama in a recent interview that the plot of the TV series this year is not separate from the "Crisis" crossover.
Showrunner Liz Heldens told ( TV Insider that there will be many questions still unanswered and a cliffhanger ending.
Gaiman has co-written the series two opener with Heroes veteran (and new showrunner) Jesse Alexander.
Co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier was severely injured along with fellow executive producer and showrunner Brandon Margolis during the shooting of an outdoor scene at San Pedro's Port of Los Angeles on February 21 when a stunt car hit a cargo crate that rammed into the video village tent where the two showrunners were watching the scene on monitors.
"Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and an exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come," the streamer added.
Former showrunner Steven Moffat said he thought writers "might have mined, and possibly over-mined, every single thing we could about Christmas in Doctor Who and the last time we more or less ignored it."
Rising-star showrunner Stacey McCreedy has one goal: to leave behind her nerd-girl origins and become a power player like Ann Dalloni, her former mentor and current producing partner.
Kim Moritsugu; THE SHOWRUNNER; Dundurn (Fiction: General) 17.99 ISBN: 9781459740976
Perhaps realising their addiction to adapting Victorian literature for modern audiences is proving...insatiable, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat will be teaming-up with his Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss to create the BBC mini-series Dracula (1897), based off of Bram Stoker's novel.
What's the secret of being a successful showrunner?
El presente texto se plantea como una indagacion sobre esta cuestion centrandose en el caso especifico de Estados Unidos, donde el termino showrunner empezo a ser conocido en la decada de los noventa para definir al responsable ultimo de una serie, casi siempre un guionista-productor.