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.
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Fox is hitting the fall season running with the early premieres of Glee, Bones, The X Factor and freshman drama The Mob Doctor. In its announcement, the network revealed The X Factor’s premiere will be split between September 12 and 13. On September 12, The X Factor will debut the first part, with a two-hour premiere. On September 13, the second half of The X Factor’s premiere will provide the lead in for Glee, which makes its Thursday timeslot debut. Fox veteran Bones will return on September 17 and anchor The Mob Doctor’s debut.
Fans of Fox’s other shows will then have to wait until at least September 25 before any shows return or new series debut.
See the complete premiere date schedule after the jump!
In a bleak week for the daytime industry comes this little ray of hope that the industry will survive in some form. Though one has to go down under to find it. The Bold and the Beautiful knocked The Simpsons out of its primetime time slot. After all of the Days of Our Lives drama this week its nice to have something nice to think about over the weekend.
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