Press Tour 2013 Live-Blog: FX Executive Session with John Landgraf
truly the BEST exec in tv...and here's some reason why
Question about giving showrunners freedom and not running into AMC's current showrunner issues. He thinks the most important thing is setting up a trusting collaborative relationship. "That can't be a passive relationship," he emphasizes, noting that he hasn't had any showrunners he hasn't had conflicts with, but the network hasn't fired any showrunner in the network's history. He's proud of that history. "In terms of how we relate to these people and also, ultimately how we compensate them, we try really, really hard to have them continue," Landgraf says. He says this is important in terms of how shows continue and conclude. What does that mean in terms of "Walking Dead" with its myriad showrunners? "It looks to me that AMC managed to make a very successful transition," he says of the Frank-to-Glenn transition and "It remains to be seen if they can pull that feat off again."
First episode of Justified kicked ass. For sure.
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So much of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia takes place in that bar, so it seems only natural that the TV series is branching out with its own branded booze. California’s Stone Brewing Co. has teamed up with Illinois’ Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Chicago’s Aleman for Dayman Coffee IPA, named after the song Charlie writes in the Season 3 episoe “Sweet Dee’s Dating a Retarded Person.”
The drink will debut sometime in March. Between this and the Game of Thrones-themed Ommegang Iron Throne Blonde Ale, is TV-inspired craft beer going to be the next big trend? Because that’s one I can get behind. [Paste via AV Club]
Can we start talking on Justified S4 E1 yet???
Personally, although Patton Oswalt's part was more of the same('member the conversation we had Adgy) I think there was enough pushback from him to vary the formula a bit. I am SOOOOOOOOO happy to see Ron Eldard on the show. I have ALWAYS thought he was a good actor who just wound up in **** projects. The scenes he was in with Boyd popped more than the stuff with Raylan. Especially the 'take care of him' bit. I like Arlo and the very interesting DB Cooper type mystery brewing. Damn this is a fine show. Like that the showrunner said that it's gonna be 5 episodes before Boyd and Raylen cross paths. I don't know if the show can survive the loss of Goggins, but there has to be a payoff eventually.