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Sure, they call it the boob tube, but it takes some pretty big brains to make it in the TV biz. We polled Hollywood insiders to ID the TV titans they say are driving today's sharpest shows and deals http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20243951_0,00.html

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Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Seth Macfarlane Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show

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Nancy Tellem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Tyler Perry Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Meet the Browns

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Gary Marsh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Oprah Dr. Phil, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Women of Brewster Place

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Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Lorne Michaels 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Portlandia

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Robert Greenblatt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Peter Roth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Jason Kilar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Matthew Weiner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Matthew Weiner Mad Men, The Sopranos

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Steve Koonin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Josh Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Josh Schwartz Gossip Girl, Chuck, The O.C.

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Rachel Maddow The Rachel Maddow Show

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Damon Lindelof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Damon Lindelof Lost, Once Upon a Time, The Leftovers

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Carlton Cuse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Carlton Cuse Lost, Bates Motel, The Strain

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Marc Cherry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Marc Cherry Desperate Housewives, Devious Maids, The 5 Mrs. Buchanans

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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Ryan Seacrest American Idol, Robot Chicken, Keeping Up with the Kardashians

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Simon Cowell American Idol, America's Got Talent, The X Factor (UK)

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Salma Hayek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Salma Hayek Ugly Betty, The Sinbad Show

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J.J. Abrams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
J.J. Abrams Lost, Fringe, The Office

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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Glenn Close The Shield, Damages, Rabbit Ears Productions

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Chuck Lorre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Chuck Lorre The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men

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Christina Wayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Lauren Zalaznick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Tyra Banks America's Next Top Model, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Price Is Right

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Jon Stewart The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Larry Sanders Show

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Sarah Silverman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Sarah Silverman Bob's Burgers, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Greg the Bunny

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Crank Yankers, Win Ben Stein's Money

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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Barbara Walters The View, Today, 20/20

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Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Sherri Shepherd Hot in Cleveland, The View, Less than Perfect

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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Joy Behar The View, Mob Wives, Baby Boom

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Whoopi Goldberg Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The Magic School Bus

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list EW.com's Smartest People In TV
Elisabeth Hasselbeck The View, Fox & Friends, The Look for Less