A network head who ignored network notes? Sounds good
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse | Tina Fey and Robert Carlock | Brad Falchuk | Jeff Schaffer | Alan Ball | Vince Gilligan | Steven Levitan | Greg Daniels | Robert King | Clyde Phillips
Letting someone go. Your biggest fight with the network?
I once called the head of a network a liar. In hindsight, I should have called him an incompetent liar. What’s your reaction when you’re recognized by a fan of show?
Shock. Your best collaborative moment on the set or with a network?
New ABC president Paul Lee just told me that, back when he was a producer, he ignored network notes. I enjoyed that moment. Your favorite “happy accident” in writing or producing the show?
Any show that works is a happy accident. “I wanted to give up when …”
“Just Shoot Me” was moved to its 14th time period in seven years.