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Arts & Entertainment

What Is a Showrunner: Shonda Rhimes’s Advice for Showrunners

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 10, 2021 • 4 min read

A showrunner can be different things to different people, but award-winning writer, producer, and showrunner Shonda Rhimes sums it up best: “A showrunner is somebody who keeps a show running. They keep a television show running.”