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On July 29th, The Sundance Chanel will premiere their new series, The Writers’ Room. Hosted by Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter and Community star Jim Rash, this series will also feature talent from shows like Game of Thrones, New Girl and Dexter.

Here’s the break-down: there will be six episodes, each running a half-hour. And each will focus on a different TV show team. It’ll be a roundtable format. Up for discussion? Secrets, tough choices, and mistakes.

“As a writer and fan, I’m honored to have such a spectacular opportunity to sit down with colleagues whose work I respect and admire and talk about shows that have had such tremendous impact in pop culture. It’s a delight to be able to share with our audience what makes their creative teams tick and share a behind-the-scenes look at how their genius programs come to life,” – Jim Rash, Host

The series premieres at 10 pm tonight on The Sundance Channel.

The Writers Room Schedule / Episode Guide

Monday July 29 – Breaking Bad

Monday August 5 – Parks and Recreation

The Writers Room Panelist List

American Horror Story
Brad Falchuk (Co-creator, Show-runner, Executive Producer)
Tim Minear (Writer, Executive Producer)
Ryan Murphy (Creator, Show-runner, Executive Producer)
Lily Rabe (Cast member)

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Breaking Bad
Sam Catlin (Writer, Co-Executive Producer)
Bryan Cranston (Cast Member; Producer)
Vince Gilligan (Creator, Executive Producer, Show-runner)
Peter Gould (Writer, Co-Executive Producer)
Gennifer Hutchison (Writer/Executive Story Editor)
George Mastras (Writer, Co-Executive Producer)
Thomas Schnauz (Writer, Co-Executive Producer)
Moira Walley-Beckett (Writer, Co-Executive Producer)

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Scott Buck (Show-runner, Executive Producer)
Sara Colleton (Executive Producer, originally brought book to network)
Manny Coto (Executive Producer, Writer)
Michael C. Hall (Executive Producer, Cast)
Wendy West (Executive Producer, Writer)

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Game of Thrones
David Benioff (Co-creator, Show-runner, Executive Producer)
D.B. Weiss (Co-creator, Show-runner, Executive Producer)

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New Girl
Brett Baer (Exeuctive Producer, Writer, Co-Show-runner)
Dave Finkel (Executive Producer, Writer, Co-Show-runner)
Elizabeth “Liz” Meriwether (Creator, Show-runner, Executive Producer)
Jake Johnson (Cast member)

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Parks and Recreation
Dan Goor (Writer, Executive Producer)
Joe Mande (Writer)
Amy Poehler (Star, Writer, Producer)
Michael Schur (Co-creator, Executive Producer, Show-runner)

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