Replacing the showrunner

Stephen Colbert might have to find a successor to the man who helped him right his ship

Chris Licht with Stephen Colbert on the set of “The Late Show.” Arforv, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

In both TV and movies, the term “producer” has lost a lot of its meaning. “Producer” credits are handed out like party favors. People who have little day-to-day responsiblity for a movie or TV show are given “executive producer” credits because they have some ownership of the…

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John I. Carney

John I. Carney

Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at http://www.lakeneuron.com/dislike