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Hollywood Offices: A Personal Look Inside Some Of TV's Top Offices (PHOTOS)

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Hollywood Offices

This story comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

You can learn a lot about people by browsing their coffee table books or by sneaking a peek inside the kitchen pantry. But for the television shows we love most, what better way to get inside the head of the men and women running those shows than by slipping into their offices? The Hollywood Reporter opens the doors to some of the top television showrunners' offices so we can see what inspires them, what distracts them and, of course, what makes them proud.

For the complete gallery, click over to The Hollywood Reporter.

For a sneak peek at some of our favorites, see below:

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  • Elizabeth Meriwether, 'New Girl'

    The rest of the space is filled with gifts (a framed copy of her company's Post-it note logo), goofy odds and ends (a Justin Bieber toothbrush) and several boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Deadpans the Yale graduate in a self-deprecating tone reminiscent of New Girl's central character, "I started out acting, but then I decided to eat." <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Elizabeth Meriwether, 'New Girl'

    A 30th birthday present from a New Girl producer, who Photoshopped Meriwether's face onto a series of cast shots from Law & Order: SVU. "I'm a huge fan," she says of the long-running NBC procedural. <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Matthew Weiner, 'Mad Men'

    "It feels like a professor's office," says Weiner, 46, of his tchotchke-filled office in downtown Los Angeles. Behind the Mad Men creator's desk, at which a writer's assistant sits when Weiner is penning scripts (he prefers the couch), is a collection of mementos. Among them: artwork from his four boys, a Sterling Cooper floor plan and particularly meaningful pages from Mad Men scripts <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Matthew Weiner, 'Mad Men'

    In addition to an album of his favorite fortune-cookie fortunes, Weiner keeps a fortune cookie box his oldest son, Marten, gave to him ahead of Mad Men's launch. Inside is Marten's hand-written fortune for his father, which reads, "Your dreams for work will go higher than expectation could be." The lucky numbers are 7-19-2007, the series' premiere date. <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Josh Schwartz, 'Gossip Girl' & 'Hart Of Dixie'

    Schwartz, 35, got his first recognition for writing at age 7, when he won a camp contest for his review of Gremlins: "Most kids wrote, 'I love sailing,' or, 'Soccer is neat.' The opening line of my essay was, 'Spielberg has done it again.' " <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Josh Schwartz, 'Gossip Girl' & 'Hart Of Dixie'

    The bulletin board, which hangs between Schwartz's and co-showrunner Stephanie Savage's offices, features shots of Schwartz's daughter, Stella; the Cohen family's Chrismukkah card from The O.C.; and speeding tickets Savage's assistant has racked up on the WB lot (speed limit: 8 mph). <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Kurt Sutter, 'Sons Of Anarchy'

    "I had canaries that didn't do very well, so I upgraded to a cockatiel," jokes Sutter, 48, who recently inked a lucrative overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, of his workday pet. "This bird is like one of my f--in' kids. It's hard for me to talk to people because he doesn't like me focusing on anybody but him." <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

  • Kurt Sutter, 'Sons Of Anarchy'

    The framed letter, which Sutter says is "near and dear" to his heart, is a hostile-work-environment claim filed by 20th Century Fox TV for a nasty e-mail he sent: "It's a reminder of the consequences of my own actions." <em>For more photos from THR's "TV's Top Offices," <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/new-girl-mad-men-matthew-weiner-show-runner-offices-318616#1" target="_hplink">click here</a>.</em>

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