The Writers' Room

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The Writers' Room
Presented byJim Rash
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Executive producersTom Forman
Brad Bishop
Mike Maloy
Neal Kendall
Aliyah Silverstein
Marco Bresaz(season 1)
Running time22 minutes
Production companyRelativity Television
Original release
ReleaseJuly 29, 2013 (2013-07-29) –
June 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)

The Writers' Room is an American television talk show hosted by screenwriter and actor Jim Rash. Each episode features a behind-the-scenes look at the writing staff of popular television series. The series premiered on July 29, 2013.[1][2]



Familiar with the process, Academy Award-winning screenwriter and veteran actor Jim Rash talks with the creators and head writers of critically acclaimed prime-time television shows to examine the aura in "the writers' room" and the writers' mental process through each episode.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)
26April 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)June 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)

Season 1 (2013)

No. in
Featured showPanelistsFeatured expertOriginal air date
11Breaking BadSam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-BeckettJess CagleJuly 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)
22Parks and RecreationDan Goor, Joe Mande, Amy Poehler, and Michael SchurJess CagleAugust 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
33DexterScott Buck, Sara Colleton, Manny Coto, Michael C. Hall, and Wendy WestDan SniersonAugust 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)
44New GirlBrett Baer, Dave Finkel, Elizabeth Meriwether, and Jake JohnsonJess CagleAugust 19, 2013 (2013-08-19)
55Game of ThronesDavid Benioff and D. B. WeissJess CagleAugust 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)
66American Horror StoryBrad Falchuk, Tim Minear, Ryan Murphy, and Lily RabeLynette RiceSeptember 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)

Season 2 (2014)

No. in
Featured showPanelistsOriginal air date
71ScandalJenna Bans, Matt Byrne, Heather Mitchell, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Mark WildingApril 18, 2014 (2014-04-18)
82The Walking Dead, Smallville and other comic book adaptationsBlair Butler, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Robert Kirkman, and Michael SchneiderApril 25, 2014 (2014-04-25)
93House of CardsMatt Bai, Laura Eason, John Mankiewicz, Molly Parker, and Beau WillimonMay 2, 2014 (2014-05-02)
104Sons of AnarchyMike Daniels, Charles Murray, Katey Sagal, and Kurt SutterMay 12, 2014 (2014-05-12)
115The Good WifeTed Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, and Julianna MarguliesMay 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)
126Pretty Little LiarsJoseph Dougherty, Oliver Goldstick, I. Marlene King, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha PieterseJune 2, 2014 (2014-06-02)


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Informational Series or Special[3] Tom Forman, Brad Bishop, Mike Maloy, Neal Kendall, Aliyah Silverstein, Jim Rash Nominated


  1. ^ "Sundance Channel greenlights THE WRITERS' ROOM, premiering July 29th". Sundance Channel. May 23, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Zurawik, David (July 27, 2013). "Sundance 'Writers' Room' goes backstage at 'Breaking Bad'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Writers' Room Awards and Nominations". Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 21, 2014.