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Jim Rash talks new season of 'The Writer's Room'

If you’re a TV fan who’s always wanted to peek behind the curtain and see what really goes down when the writers of some of today’s hottest television shows sit down to pen all new episodes, then you definitely don’t want to miss season 2 of Sundance Channel’s The Writer’s Room. EW caught up with the show’s host, actor Jim Rash (Community, The Way Way Back), to talk what fans can expect from this season.
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'The Writers' Room': 'American Horror Story' producers on the return of horror to TV -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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FX’s Emmy-nominated American Horror Story is one of the scariest and most ambitious series ever to hit the small screen. It also is part of a horror renaissance on television that includes AMC’s The Walking Dead, Fox’s The Following, and Netflix’s Hemlock Grove. On tonight’s season finale of Entertainment Weekly and The Sundance Channel’s behind-the-scene series The Writers’ Room, AHS‘ writer/producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear join star Lily Rabe to discuss the terrifying series and, in this exclusive clip, why viewers love being scared. Watch below…

The Writers’ Room airs at 10pm on The Sundance Channel. Season three of American Horror Story, this time subtitled Coven, premieres on Oct. 9 at 10pm on FX.

'The Writers Room': 'Game of Thrones' EPs talk violence and Ned's execution -- VIDEO

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is set in the often-violent fantasy world created by George R. R. Martin, who famously enjoys killing off your favorite characters in the most terrifying ways possible. On tonight’s episode of Entertainment Weekly and the Sundance Channel’s behind-the-scenes series The Writer’s Room, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (who write pretty much every episode) talk about modulating the show’s violence to avoid making it unintentionally funny. “Something that might work in Evil Dead 2 isn’t going to work in a show with this tone,” explains Benioff. (So don’t expect to see Jon Snow saw his own arm off anytime soon.) Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

'The Writers' Room': 'Dexter' EPs on the pressures of executing the series finale -- VIDEO

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Time Warner Cable customers may lament the loss of Showtime during Dexter‘s last season, but even they can catch a glimpse behind the curtain of the Emmy-nominated drama. This Monday, Entertainment Weekly and Sundance Channel’s series The Writer’s Room sits down with the Dexter writing team as well as series star Michael C. Hall covering topics from the origins of the Trinity Killer saga to the fate of serial killer protagonist Dexter Morgan. Check out the clip below as our own Dan Snierson asks the writing team how they tackled what has come to be considered series’ ultimate make-or-break episodes — the finale: READ FULL STORY

'The Writers' Room': 'Parks and Rec' star Amy Poehler on designing Leslie Knope -- VIDEO

Any fan of Parks and Recreation knows that the sitcom saw a marked change in tone between its first and second seasons — one that helped Parks become one of TV’s funniest and most heartwarming shows. But how did the series make the shift from halfhearted Office clone to sunny, original comedy? You’ll find out tonight when Entertainment Weekly and Sundance Channel’s new series The Writers’ Room goes inside Parks and Rec. Series star Amy Poehler, co-creator Michael Schur, and the show’s writing team will chat about everything from the sitcom’s origins to what happened when Poehler tried to plant a kiss on Joe Biden to how Leslie Knope found her way — the last of which you’ll see in this clip from the show.

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'The Writers' Room': Bryan Cranston on why he wanted to play Walter White in 'Breaking Bad' -- VIDEO

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As Breaking Bad prepares to unveil its final batch of episodes, wouldn’t you like to venture into the lab to see how its complex, addictive formula is created? On July 29, Sundance Channel, in partnership with Entertainment Weekly, presents the premiere episode of its new series The Writers’ Room that shines a light on the dark AMC drama about a cancer-sticken high school chemistry teacher who becomes a scary meth lord. Series creator Vince Gilligan, star Bryan Cranston, and three other writer-producers share the inspirations, rituals, and secrets behind one of TV’s most acclaimed series. Check out a sample below, in which Cranston discusses his animalistic desire to tackle the role of Walter White. READ FULL STORY

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