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HRTS: Drama Writers Like Comedy, & Vice Versa

The Hollywood Radio and Television Society hosted its “hitmaker” luncheon on Thursday, moderated by Peter Tolan, who always succeeds in making the discussion more about him than the panelists.

So here was the one notable crumb to come out of the discussion: Comedy writers tend to prefer dramas, and drama producers like comedy.

Asked to name their favorite current shows, the participants came up with these choices:

Graham Yost (“Justified”): “Archer”

Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead”): “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Michael Patrick King (“2 Broke Girls”): “American Horror Story”

Liz Meriwether (“New Girl”): “Homeland”

Dave Finkel (“New Girl”): “Homeland,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead”

Brett Baer (“New Girl”): “Homeland” and (just to be contrary) “Top Chef”

If you didn’t make the lunch, that’s everything you need to know, without the parking hassles. You’re welcome.


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