ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 6/2/14; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from Sundance Channel's press release, April 2014) Hosted by Academy Award(R) winning screenwriter Jim Rash, "The Writers' Room" is a six episode half-hour series that takes viewers inside the writers' rooms of the hit television shows that are defining pop culture today. Season two will go behind the scenes with the writers, producers and actors from a variety of hit series, including, "Sons of Anarchy" (Kurt Sutter, Charles Murray, Mike Daniels, Katey Sagal), "House of Cards" (Matt Bai, Laura Eason, John Mankiewicz, Beau Willimon, and Molly Parker), "Pretty Little Liars" (I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty, Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell), "The Good Wife" (Robert King, Michelle King, Ted Humphrey, Julianna Margulies), "Scandal" (Shonda Rhimes, Mark Wilding, Matt Byrne, Jenna Bans, Heather Mitchell, and Kerry Washington), and an episode about the growing trend of comic book and graphic novel adaptations in TV which will highlight popular series such as "The Walking Dead" and "Smallville." "The Writers' Room" debuted this past summer to rave reviews. The Baltimore Sun called it "unpretentious and utterly engaging." The Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, "viewers get to share in that experience of joy, that elusive feeling that something really good was just created here." Season one spotlighted "Breaking Bad", "Dexter," "Game of Thrones," "American Horror Story," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl."