The Sopranos Kneecap Competition to Top WGA’s 101 Best Written TV Series


HBO’s The Sopranos topped the list of 101 Best Written TV Series chosen by the Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East. TV Guide Magazine hosted an event for the unveiling of the WGA’s 101 Best Written TV Series on June 2.

In addition to The Sopranos, HBO had three other series among the Top 20: The Wire (No. 9), Six Feet Under (No. 18) and The Larry Sanders Show (No.20). NBC also had four series among the Top 20; Seinfeld (No. 2), Cheers (No. 8), The West Wing (No. 10) and Hill Street Blues (No. 15).

Mad Men (No. 7),  The Simpsons (No. 11), Breaking Bad (No. 13), Arrested Development (No. 16), The Daily Show With John Stewart (No. 17), Saturday Night Live (No. 25), Curb Your Enthusiasm (No. 30), Modern Family (No. 34), Game of Thrones (No. 40), Downton Abbey (No. 43), Homeland (No. 48), The Colbert Report (No. 50*), The Good Wife (No. 50*), South Park (No. 63), Dexter (No. 66*), The Office (US) (No. 66*), Justified (No. 86), Boardwalk Empire (No. 93) and Louie (No. 101) are the TV series currently on air to make the list.

See the full list of the WGA’s 101 Best Written TV Series after the jump and tell us which shows you think deserved to be on the list and which shows you would have cut from the list.

From Dinner Parties to Sex Crimes: Martha Stewart to Appear on Law & Order: SVU!


Is Martha Stewart trading in place settings to investigate scripted sex crimes? Well, not quite. TV Guide.com is reporting, however, the lifestyle mogul is set to guest star on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Stewart will play a headmistress at a private school.
 

Brandon Routh vs. Michael Cera in ‘Pilgrim’


Superman Returns star Brandon Routh (ex Seth, One Life to Live) is set to do battle with Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Earlier this week The Hollywood Reporter reported that Routh will be appearing as "evil boyfriend No. 3 Todd Ingrim, a rocker with vegan psychic powers." Now EW.com is reporting that Arrested Development star Michael Cera has been cast as Scott Pilgrim, who THR called "a slacker/wannabe rocker who must battle the seven evil ex-boyfriends of the woman of his dreams." Chris Evans, of Fantastic Four fame, will play "evil boyfriend No. 2 Lucas Lee, a pro skateboarder-turned-movie star."

Is 90210 Granny Leaving the Zip Code?



Adriana (Jessica Lowndes) may have been the one who overdosed a few weeks back on The CW's 90210, but it appears to be Arrested Development alum Jessica Walter (Tabitha) whose screentime could flatline. Entertainment Weekly Online's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Walter, whose scene-stealing Tabitha has been one of the spinoff's most buzzed about characters, has been taken off contract. Walter will stick around on a recurring basis assures series execs. Yeah that's smart. Take the funny, drunk granny off contract and keep that train wreck AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi) front and center. That's what I would do! (Can you smell the sarcasm?)