Being a showrunner has many unexpected perks. But being a matchmaker is seldom one of them.
When I was running the show COUPLING a few years back, there were more writers on the staff than offices in the main building. So I made an executive decision and paired two young writers, who didn’t know each other, in the same little corner office. Their names were Kourtney Kang and Zack Rosenblatt. Well, the show was cancelled and we all moved on. And Kourtney and Zack? They went on to very successful careers, got married to each other and have more kids than I can name! So I guess I’m a Yenta.