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Jessica Murphy and Emily Rothstein, NBCUniversal

Jessica Murphy and Emily Rothstein

Murphy, left, and Rothstein.

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Murphy and Rothstein may work for a traditional Big Three broadcast-TV network but they are, in many ways, in the vanguard of entertainment. The duo are VPs of scripted comedy for NBCU’s TV and streaming division, which means they are responsible for developing programs for both legacy NBC (see: a “Night Court” multicam reboot) and budding streamer Peacock (see: an untitled Jason Woliner project). 

“We just get to do so many different kinds of shows and really stretch our creative muscles,” Rothstein told Insider. “For people who are creative

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