The Hollywood Reporter Announced the Top 50 Showrunners

by Kerensa Cadenas
October 22, 2013 1:00 PM
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Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes

The Hollywood Reporter has announced their 50 power showrunners of 2013 for comedy and drama. 12 women out of 50 were on the list. And four women out of 10 were on the 2014 Showrunners to Watch list.

In 2012, 14 women were on the list of 50 while the Showrunners to Watch list stayed about the same.

Here's a list of the women showrunners (many work in teams with guys):


Ann Biderman -- Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Oliver Goldstick and Marlene King -- Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

Michelle and Robert King -- The Good Wife (CBS)

Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGil -- CSI (CBS)

Julie Plec --The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People (The CW)

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers -- Grey's Anatomy, Scandal (ABC)


Salim and Mara Brock Akil -- The Game (BET)

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner -- Girls (HBO)

Mindy Kaling and Jack Burditt -- The Mindy Project (Fox)

Jenji Kohan -- Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Liz Meriwether, Brett Baer and David Finkel -- New Girl (Fox)

Jeff and Jackie Schaffer -- The League (FXX)

2014 to Watch:

Michelle Ashford -- Masters of Sex (Showtime)

David E. Kelley, Tracy Poust and Jon Kinnally -- The Crazy Ones (CBS)

Meredith Steihm and Elwood Reid -- The Bridge (FX)

Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen -- Agents of SHIELD (ABC)

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