Rank Series Title Network Writer(s)*

1 HBO Created by

2 NBC Created by &

The Twilighht Zone Season One writers: Charles Beaumont, Richard 3 CBS (1959)9 Matheson, Robert Presnell, Jr., Developed for by , Based on Till 4 CBS Death Do Us Part, Created by Johnny Speight 5 M*A*S*H CBS Developed for Television by The Mary Tyler 6 CBS Created by James L. Brooks and Moore Show 7 AMC Created by

Created by Glen Charles & Les Charles and James 8 NBC Burrows

9 HBO Created by 10 NBC Created by Created by , Developed by James L. 11 FOX Brooks and Matt Groening and ,” Written by Jess Oppenheimer & Madelyn Pugh & 12 CBS Carroll, Jrr. 13 AMC Created by Vinnce Gilligan The 14 CBS Created by Show

15 NBC Created by Miichael Kozoll and

Arrested 16 FOX Created by Miitchell Hurwitz Development Created by Madeleine Smithberg, ; Season One – : Chris Kreski; Writers: , Daniel with 17 J. Goor, Charlles Grandy, J.R. Havlan, Tom Johnson, CENTRAL , Paul Mercurio, Guy Nicolucci, Steve Rosenfield, Jon Stewart 18 Six Feet Under HBO Created by Created by James L. Brooks and and David 19 Taxi ABC Davis and Ed Weinberger The Larry Sanders 20 HBO Created by & Dennis Klein Show 21 NBC Created by Developed for Television by Peter Berg, Inspired by the 22 Friday Night Lights NBC Book by H.G. Bissinger Created by & Peter Casey & , 23 NBC Based on the Character “Frasier Crane” Created by Glen Charles & Les Charles 24 NBC Created by &

Season One writers: , , , , , Marilyn Suzanne 25 NBC Miller, , , Michael O’Donoghue, , , ,

26 The X-Files FOX Created by Chris Carter Created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams & Damon 27 ABC Lindelof 28 ER NBC Created Michael Crichton Created by Ed Weinberger & Michael Leeson and William 29 NBC Cosby, Jr., Ed. D. Curb Your 30 HBO Created by Larry David Enthusiasm Season One writers: Herbert Finn, Marvin Marx, A.J. 31 The Honeymooners CBS Russell, Leonard Stern, Walter Stone, Sydney Zelinka 32 Deadwood HBO Created by 33 NBC Created by 34 ABC Created by & 35 ABC “Pilot,” Written by & 36 NYPD Blue ABC Created by David Milch & Steven Bochco Season One: Written by Bill Angelos, Stan Burns, Don The Hinkley, , Mike Marmer, , Kenny 37 CBS Show Solms, Saul Turtletaub; Writing Supervised by Arnie Rosen Battlestar Galactica Developed by Ronald D. Moore, Based on the Series 38 (2005) Battlestar Galactica Created by Glen A. Larson Created by Darren Star, Based on the Book by Candace 39 Sex & the City HBO Bushnell Created by & D. B. Weiss, Based on A 40 HBO Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin The Bob 41 CBS Created by David Davis and Show *TIE Season One: Written by , Lucille Kallen, Max NBC *TIE Liebman

43 *TIE PBS Created by

Law & Order *TIE NBC Created by

*TIE ABC Created by & Homicide: Life on the Created by , Based on the Book Homicide: 46 NBC Street *TIE A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon Created by & , Developed by St. Elsewhere *TIE NBC / Developed by & , Based on 48 SHOWTIME the Original Israeli Series Prisoners of War by Buffy the Vampire 49 WB Created by Slayer Season One writers: , , Eric COMEDY 50 Drysdale, , Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Allison *TIE CENTRAL Silverman *TIE CBS Created by & (UK) *TIE BBC Created by & Stephen Merchant 53 CBS Created by Joshua Brand & John Falsey

54 ABC Created by & Carol Black 55 L.A. Law NBC Created by Steven Bochco & Terry Louise Fisher 56 PBS Created by Ganz Cooney 57 NBC Created by & 58 *TIE BBC Written by & Connie Booth NBC Created by and Stephen J. Cannell *TIE 60 NBC Created by *TIE Moonlighting *TIE ABC Created by Written by , M. Charles Cohen, , 62 ABC James Lee; Based on the Book by Everybody Loves 63 CBS Created by Raymond *TIE COMEDY South Park *TIE Created by Matt Stone & Trey Parker CENTRAL Season One writers: Edna Anhalt, Edmund Beloin, Harold Jack Bloom, Marc Brandel, George Bruce, James P. Cavanagh, Whitfiled Cook, Helen Doss, Scott Fitzgerald, , Frank D. Gilroy, Helen Howe, Speed Lamkin, , Herbert Little, Jr., Don 65 CBS Mankiewicz, Elick Moll, , Dean Reisner, Norman Retchin, Selma Robinson, William Sackheim, Rod Serling, Leonard Spigelgass, Leslie Stevens, Brandon Thomas, David Victor, Charles M. Warren, Hagar Wilde, Cornell Woolrich Developed for Television by James Manos, Jr., Based on 66 Dexter *TIE SHOWTIME the Novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay Created by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant, The Office (US) *TIE NBC Developed by , Based on the BBC Series The Office 68 My So-Called Life ABC Created by 69 The Golden NBC Created by Susan Harris The , “The New Housekeeper,” Written by Jack 70 CBS Show Elinson and Charles Stewart 71 24 *TIE FOX Created by & Robert Cochran Created by Matt Williams, Based on a Character Created *TIE ABC by *TIE FX Created by Shawn Ryan 74 *TIE FOX Created by *TIE CBS Created by 76 *TIE ABC Created by Danny Arnold & Theodore J. Flicker I, Claudius *TIE PBS Written by Robert Graves and Jack Pulman Episode 1, “The Fight of the Felix,” Written by Peggy 78 The Odd Couple ABC Elliott & Ed Scharlach

Season One writers – Gwen Bagni, Samuel Blas, Robert Blees, , Richard Carr, James Cavanagh, Eustace Cockrell, Francis Cockrell, Marian Cockrell, John Collier, Robert C. Dennis, Mel Dinelli, Stanley Ellin, Fred 79 CBS Presents *TIE Freiberger, Irwin Gielgud, Gina Kaus, Terence Maples, Richard Pedicini, Louis Pollock, Joseph Ruscoll, A.J. Russell, , Andrew Solt, Harold Swanton, Victor Wolfson, Cornell Woolrich

Conceived and Written by Graham Chapman, John Monty Python’s BBC Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Terry Jones, Flying Circus *TIE Michael Palin Star Trek: The Next SYN Created by Gene Roddenberry Generation *TIE Upstairs, Downstairs PBS Created by Jean Marsh and *TIE 83 NBC “Pilot,” Written by and 84 The Defenders *TIE CBS Created by Episode 1, “Matt Gets ,” Written by Charles Marquis *TIE CBS Warren & Developed for Television by Graham Yost, Based on the 86 Justified *TIE FX Short Story “Fire in the Hole” by Elmore Leonard Sgt. Bilko (The Phil CBS Created by Silvers Show) *TIE Written by Erik Bork, E. Max Frye, , Erik 88 Band of Brothers HBO Jendresen, Bruce C. McKenna, John Orloff, Graham Yost; Based on the Book by Stephan E. Ambrose

Season One: Written by Chris , Phil Hahn, John Rowan & Martin’s 89 NBC Hanrahan, Coslough Johnson, Paul Keyes, Marc , Laugh-In Allan Manings, David Panich, Hugh Wedlock,

Premiere Episode: Written by George Markstein and 90 The Prisoner CBS David Tomblin Episode 1, “Fashion,” Written by , 91 BBC Based on an Original Idea by Jennifer Saunders & Dawn (UK) *TIE French Season One: Written by Jack Burns, , Jerry SYN *TIE Juhl, Marc London Created by , Based on the Book 93 HBO Boardwalk Empire by 94 Will & NBC Created by & 95 Family Ties NBC Created by Lonesome Dove by Bill Wittliff, Based on the Novel Lonesome 96 CBS *TIE Dove by Larry McMurtry Soap *TIE ABC Created by Susan Harris Episode 1, “Where the Action Is,” Written by Harry 98 *TIE ABC Kronman Season One: Writing Supervised by , with David Writers: Andy Breckman, Tom Gammill, , NBC Letterman *TIE Richard Morris, Gerard Mulligan, Max Pross, Karl Tiedemann, Steve Winer *TIE FX Season One: Written and Directed by Louis C.K. 101 Oz HBO Created by