showrunner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

show +‎ runner

Noun[edit]

showrunner ‎(plural showrunners)

  1. (television) A person in charge of running a show, especially a reality show where there is plot coordination without a fixed script
    • 2007 November 3, Brooks Barnes, “With Resolution Unlikely, Writers Guild Sets Strike for Monday”, New York Times:
      Those so-called showrunners, the thousand or so people who share both writing and managerial duties on television shows, have already been squeezed by conflicting demands from guild leaders and company employers.