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.

One Life to Live Actor Cast in New Alan Ball Drama For Cinemax!

 


Frankie Faison, recently seen as Destiny Evans' father on One Life to Live, has been cast in a new TV series.  According to Deadline, he will star in Banshee, from executive producer Alan Ball. Faison will play Sugar Bates, a retired boxer-turned-barkeep, in the 10-episode Cinemax series. The plot of Banshee centers on the local sheriff of Banshee, PA, whose criminal past comes back to haunt him, when the gangsters he betrayed come calling.  Congrats to Faison!


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