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Exclusive ’24’ Podcast: Writers Take It One Episode at a Time

Feb 27, 2007  •  Post A Comment

In TVWeek.com’s exclusive Backlot Talk podcast, Manny Coto — co-executive producer and the writer on Fox’s “24” — describes the logistics of how the writers plot each episode without being able to focus on an overall season arc.

“On other shows you can send people off on episodes; not on this one,” Mr. Coto said. “You really can only be one episode ahead because what’s happened in the previous episode directly affects what’s happening in the current episode.”

For the full interview with Mr. Coto, where he also discusses the mechanics of writing the show’s antagonists, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk for the full podcast and transcript.

(Editor: Horowitz)