Sundance Channel has picked up a series that LA TV Insider Examiner personally has wanted to pitch for years. The Writer's Room, partnering with Entertainment Weekly, will be a six-episode half-hour talk show that takes viewers inside the writers' rooms of the television shows that are defining pop culture today.
“We know that much of today’s best entertainment is on television, but Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly want to know—who, what, when, where and why?!” Sarah Barnett said on behalf of the Sundance Channel today at the network's TCA tour in Los Angeles.
“Social media has given us a lot of information about what our audience is craving— and we are listening. They want insider knowledge and a deeper perspective-- this show will deliver that.”
The Writer's Room is planning to spotlight both cable and network series (specifically noting cable dramas and network sitcoms). It is designed to be a roundtable, talk show format for passionate fans to learn more about the business than they ever anticipated. As a writer, one of my favorite things is getting to interview other writers to tap into their own creativity and get inspired not only by their ideas but also their passion, talent, and sheer resilience in an industry that is highly collaborative and therefore at times more forcibly conformative than one might like. Or what to believe. The Writer's Room is bound to fascinate, inspire, and educate, and you can't ask for any better kind of television these days.
There is no news yet on just which shows The Writer's Room will explore, but we will update you when those details become available!
The Writer's Room will debut on Sundance in the second half of 2013.
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