TV Writer Podcast 007 – V Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum

What if you were called in to run a show that had just aired its first four episodes, and was put on hold? That happened to former Chuck writer/co-executive producer Scott Rosenbaum, and it he accepted the challenge!

It wasn’t easy, but Scott steered the show V into new waters, and it has gotten stronger and stronger ever since.

You’ll be fascinated to hear how Scott lost his writing staff due to production delays, and had to deliver the last two episodes and the pitch for season 2 by himself, with just the studio as a sounding board!

Hear also how he selected the season 2 writing staff, his advice for writing spec scripts, how to properly prepare for a staffing interview, and how a chance meeting ended up securing an actor for one of the most important new characters in season 2.

We also include an interview Gray had with Scott back in March 2010, just before his first V episodes started to air. In this interview he shares his career path, from how he got started as a writer to his work on Chuck, including insight on why “bottle episodes” often end up being the strongest.

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One thought on “TV Writer Podcast 007 – V Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum

  1. bozo de niro

    I like ‘V’ and how alien ‘Visitors’ can snoop around, get pistol whipped in the face, pull out their own 6-inch long incisor, and do all their own dental work right on the job without either an appointment or insurance. I also like how Anna, their queen, can no more cast off the debilitating human emotion she’s trying to suppress than the 10-foot long, razor-sharp tail she usually keeps well under wraps, unless it starts to wag when she says “I killed all your babies because you killed mine”.