Last night, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 101 Best Written TV Series. The list, honoring seven decades of outstanding television programming, was chosen by WGAW and WGAE members through online voting.

Whether you are a current or would-be TV writer – or just a television fan – watch and study these amazing TV shows.

The top 10 series are:

1. The Sopranos, HBO
Created by David Chase

2. Seinfeld, NBC
Created by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld

3. The Twilight Zone (1959), CBS
Season One writers: Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Robert Presnell, Jr., Rod Serling

4. All in the Family, CBS
Developed for Television by Norman Lear, Based on Till Death Do Us Part, Created by Johnny Speight

5. M*A*S*H, CBS
Developed for Television by Larry Gelbart

6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS
Created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns

7. Mad Men, AMC
Created by Matthew Weiner

8. Cheers, NBC
Created by Glen Charles & Les Charles and James Burrows

9. The Wire, HBO
Created by David Simon

10. The West Wing, NBC
Created by Aaron Sorkin

Download the full list of 101 Best Written TV Series on the WGA website.



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