nounchiefly North American
The person who has overall creative authority and management responsibility for a television program: the vision of the show as a whole does not come from the freelance or even the staff writer, but from 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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