Monday, June 6, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter released their roundtable interview with seven Drama Showrunners. Today, they have followed up with their Comedy Showrunners Roundtable.
The gathered participants are Steve Levitan (Modern Family), Jenny Bicks (The Big C), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Liz Brizius (Nurse Jackie), Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation) and Dan Harmon (Community).
Unlike the previous roundtable with drama writers, it is refreshing to see that they've included two women in the mix. There is still no ethnic diversity, but at least they're making some progress.
The topics discussed include working personal story lines into their shows, getting crazy notes (feedback) on their scripts, reacting to criticism received through social media such as Twitter, and their take on the whole Charlie Sheen fiasco.
Bill Prady is a writing partner and co-creator on The Big Bang Theory with Two-and-a-Half Men's showrunner Chuck Lorre.