The rise of women TV showrunners

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From “Roseanne” to “Gilmore Girls” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” women showrunners like Roseanne Barr, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Shonda Rhimes have changed TV. A new book looks at how they’ve fought for creative control, struggled with being “liked,” and introduced more nuanced characters and stories.

Photo: Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Madeleine Brand

Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Devan Schwartz