Laurie observed her in silence for a moment, then leaned back in his seat. “You settled, you know,” he said.

Nicola looked at him in confusion. Laurie continued. “Alex. The shows he produces are total crap, Emmy or no Emmy. I mean, seriously, L.A. Law? thirtysomething? What’s next on his slate—a triumphant revival of China Beach? Hill Street Blues: The Next Generation? Real innovative there, Alex.” 

In the Bias Cut universe, Nicola's ex-boyfriend Alex Weintraub is the executive producer of a successful reboot of the 1980s series thirtysomething. Alex wins an Emmy for it; it stars his current girlfriend, Marissa Kestleman.

Alex also produced a short-lived reboot of L.A. Law. Alex has a niche.