Can stars also be showrunners?
December 11, 2012 11:15 AM Subscribe
For TV shows like The Mindy Project or 30 Rock, where the creator is also the star, to what extent is the creator involved in the writing? Do they split the job of showrunner with someone else or are they not in the writer's room at all? If there is a showrunner, at what point in the pitch process does that person usually get hired?
I know there's probably a lot of variability, but I'm curious as to what's typical. I'd also be interested in examples of shows with a single creator/star that are dramas rather than comedies.