nounchiefly North American
The person who has overall creative authority and management responsibility for a television programme: from the character arcs to the look of the show and even the soundtrack, it’s all down to the word of the showrunner
More example sentences
- The showrunner reads every version of each script written by each staff member.
- Watch the shows that impress you, that are in the same genre as your pilot, then send a query letter to the showrunners who created those shows.
- The best showrunners I know put out shows they'd like to watch and are in tune with the viewing audience.
Definition of showrunner in:
- The US English dictionary