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    Link Round Up: Multiple New Women-Created, Focused TV Projects in Development

    Over the past couple days multiple networks (and Netflix) have been reporting about a slew of women-created and women-focused TV projects that are currently in development. As we reported today, women made 26% of the television shows in the 2011-2012 season.  As we go into a new season of telev...

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    Women Created 26 Percent of the Television Shows in the 2011-2012 Season

    As we get ready to launch the new television season the statistics are out for how women fared last season behind the scenes in the TV business. According to the Center for Study of Women in Television and Film the annual study, Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes Women in the 2011-12 Prime-t...

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    What We're Watching: Switched at Birth

    The second season of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth returned recently and this is my pleading with you to watch it.

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    Cross-Post The Winning Weirdness of 'Bunheads': The Case for Amy Sherman-Palladino's Charming Dramedy

    When the news came down the transom a few days ago that "Bunheads," the new show from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, had received a back-order pickup for more episodes on ABC Family, fans like yours truly breathed a sigh of relief and wonderment. While positioned ...

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    Hollywood Reporter Drama Showrunner Panel -- Four White Guys and Two Women of Color

    It's great to see Shonda Rhimes and Veena Sud here. Honestly, I don't know how they could have done a panel with drama showrunners without including Rhimes since she has three shows on the air. Is there anyone else with three shows on the air?

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    Gender Watch: The Firing of Community's Dan Harmon

    I have been watching with interest all week the press regarding the firing of Dan Harmon the creator and showrunner of Community after three seasons.  The whole incident would have passed without a big blip if Dan Harmon hadn't taken to his blog with a screed directed at the studio Sony, an...

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    Sneak Preview: Shonda Rhimes' Scandal

    Thanks to Shonda Rhimes next week will be a milestone week. It will be the first time in 30 years that a single African American woman will be the lead on a network TV show. (Jada Pinkett Smith was the lead on Hawthorne on cable) The show -- Scandal -- is based on the life of Washington "fixe...

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    Smash Gets Renewed But Creator and Showrunner Theresa Rebeck Departs

    With a one-two punch on Thursday afternoon, NBC renewed Smash -- the show about creating a musical based on Marilyn Monroe, but also revealed that the creator, main writer, executive producer and showrunner Theresa Rebeck will be leaving the show.  (Full disclosure - Theresa Rebeck is a friend....

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    Season Two of The Killing Returns April 1

    Mad Men, Game of Thrones and now The Killing all returning within the next two weeks.  Awesome.  As the tag line says, The Killing is just the beginning.  Can't wait to see what Veena Sud and company have in store for us this season.

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    A "Smash"ing Premiere

    While I might write about Hollywood I live in NY.  I really don't get to see the everyday machinations of the business.  I like it that way.  It keeps it more mysterious.

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