The Writers' Room

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This article is about the 2013 talk show. For the unrelated writing workspace, see Nancy Milford § The Writers Room.
The Writers' Room
Presented by Jim Rash
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Tom Forman
Brad Bishop
Mike Maloy
Neal Kendall
Aliyah Silverstein
Marco Bresaz(season 1)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Relativity Television
Original network SundanceTV
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29) – June 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)
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The Writers' Room is an American television talk show hosted by screenwriter and actor Jim Rash. Each episode features a behind-the-scenes look at the writing staff of popular television series. The series premiered on July 29, 2013.[1][2]


Familiar with the process, Academy Award-winning screenwriter and veteran actor Jim Rash talks with the creators and head writers of critically acclaimed prime-time television shows to examine the aura in "the writers' room" and the writers' mental process through each episode.


Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 6 July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29) September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)
2 6 April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18) June 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

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Featured show Panelists Featured expert Original air date
1 1 Breaking Bad Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-Beckett Jess Cagle July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)
2 2 Parks and Recreation Dan Goor, Joe Mande, Amy Poehler, and Michael Schur Jess Cagle August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
3 3 Dexter Scott Buck, Sara Colleton, Manny Coto, Michael C. Hall, and Wendy West Dan Snierson August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)
4 4 New Girl Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Elizabeth Meriwether, and Jake Johnson Jess Cagle August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19)
5 5 Game of Thrones David Benioff and D. B. Weiss Jess Cagle August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)
6 6 American Horror Story Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, and Lily Rabe Lynette Rice September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

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Featured show Panelists Original air date
7 1 Scandal Jenna Bans, Matt Byrne, Heather Mitchell, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Mark Wilding April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)
8 2 The Walking Dead, Smallville and other comic book adaptations Blair Butler, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Robert Kirkman, and Michael Schneider April 25, 2014 (2014-04-25)
9 3 House of Cards Matt Bai, Laura Eason, John Mankiewicz, Molly Parker, and Beau Willimon May 2, 2014 (2014-05-02)
10 4 Sons of Anarchy Mike Daniels, Charles Murray, Katey Sagal, and Kurt Sutter May 12, 2014 (2014-05-12)
11 5 The Good Wife Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, and Julianna Margulies May 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)
12 6 Pretty Little Liars Joseph Dougherty, Oliver Goldstick, I. Marlene King, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse June 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Informational Series or Special[3] Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Mike Maloy, Neal Kendall, Aliyah Silverstein, Jim Rash Nominated


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