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The TV Showrunner's Roadmap by Neil Landau

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Contents

About the Author

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

1 Prepare the Perfect Pitch

Interview: Shonda Rhimes—Scandal

2 Explore a New Arena

Interview: Steven S. DeKnight*—Spartacus

3 Service Your Franchise

Interview: Michael Rauch—Royal Pains

4 Deliver the Verdict

Interview: Michelle and Robert King—The Good Wife

5 Make Us Care

Interview: Vince Gilligan—Breaking Bad

6 Value Family Dynamics

Interview: Shonda Rhimes—Scandal

7 Fuel Your Story Engine

Interview: Pam Veasey*—CSI: New York

8 Identify Characters’ Weaknesses

Interview: David Shore—House, M.D.

9 Determine the POV

Interview: Alex Gansa—Homeland

10 Get to the Heart of Your Story

Interview: Jason Katims—Parenthood

11 Know Who and What They’re Up Against

Interview: Tim Kring—Touch ...

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