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showrunner Line breaks: show|run¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊrʌnə/

Definition of showrunner in English:


chiefly 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
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  • The showrunner then outlines the season and assigns writers to different episodes.
  • It would be my guess that the showrunners had to make a pretty generous deal with the studio.
  • As the showrunner, Krystal led a writing room and three different production teams.
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