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How TV Showrunners Make Drama In Age Of Twitter

How are TV showrunners coping with the new ways viewers watch TV --  from a barrage of tweets when folks hate a plot twist, to the trend of binge-watching? For one, "now there’s so many ways for people to watch shows that [broadcast networks] recognized that serialized storytelling actually hooks an audience, and they’re not as afraid about people missing stuff because they have so many ways of getting caught up," notes Carlton Cuse, showrunner for A&E's "Bates Motel."

Cuse was part of a panel of showrunners for six top dramas who discuss such issues in this piece. Some good stuff  here, including a quote from an "amusingly combative note to ['Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal' showrunner Shonda Rhimes'] more than 420,000 followers: 'I make stuff up for a living. Remember, it’s not real, O.K.? Don’t tweet me your craziness.'”)



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