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WGA Announces 101 Best Written TV Series - See the Women Written Shows on List

Women and Hollywood By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood June 5, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Writers Guild of America just announced their 101 Best Written TV Series list. There are few women written shows on the list and none within the top ten. (To clarify- we have listed the creators where available, not all the staff writers.)
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I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy

The Writers Guild of America just announced their 101 Best Written TV Series list. There are few women written shows on the list and none within the top ten.  (To clarify- we have listed the creators where available, not all the staff writers.)

However, the women written shows that made the list are some of our favorites from the hilarious Absolutely Fabulous, the realistic and touching My So-Called Life and classics like I Love Lucy and Golden Girls.

Here are all the women written shows on the list. You can find the list in full at the link.

12 - I Love Lucy CBS "Pilot," Written by Jess Oppenheimer & Madelyn Pugh & Bob Carroll, Jr.

17 - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart COMEDY CENTRAL Created by Madeleine Smithberg, Lizz Winstead

21 - 30 Rock NBC Created by Tina Fey

24 - Friends - NBC Created by Marta Kauffman & David Crane

25 - Saturday Night Live NBC Season One: Writing Supervised by Walter Kempley, Harry Shearer; Written by: Ann Beatts, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Rosie Michaels, Garrett Morris, Michael O'Donoghue, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Alan Zweibel

37 - The Carol Burnett Show CBS Season One: Written by Bill Angelos, Stan Burns, Don Hinkley, Buz Kohan, Mike Marmer, Gail Parent, Kenny Solms, Saul Turtletaub; Writing Supervised by Arnie Rosen

41 - Your Show of Shows NBC Season One: Written by Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Max Liebman

50 - The Colbert Report COMEDY CENTRAL Season One writers: Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Eric Drysdale, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Allison Silverman

50 - The Good Wife CBS Created by Robert King & Michelle King

54 - The Wonder Years ABC Created by Neal Marlens & Carol Black

55 - L.A. Law NBC Created by Steven Bochco & Terry Louise Fisher

56 - Sesame Street PBS Created by Joan Ganz Cooney

58 - Fawlty Towers BBC Written by John Cleese & Connie Booth

65 - Playhouse 90 CBS Season One writers: Edna Anhalt, Edmund Beloin, Harold Jack Bloom, Marc Brandel, George Bruce, James P. Cavanagh, Whitfiled Cook, Helen Doss, Scott Fitzgerald, Devery Freeman, Frank D. Gilroy, Helen Howe, Speed Lamkin, Ernest Lehman, Herbert Little, Jr., Don Mankiewicz, Elick Moll, Paul Monash, 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

68 - My So-Called Life ABC Created by Winnie Holzman

69 - The Golden Girls NBC Created by Susan Harris

74 - Murphy Brown CBS Created by Diane English

78 - The Odd Couple ABC Episode 1, "The Fight of the Felix," Written by Peggy Elliott & Ed Scharlach

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

79 - Upstairs, Downstairs PBS Created by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins

91 - Absolutely Fabulous (UK) BBC Episode 1, "Fashion," Written by Jennifer Saunders, Based on an Original Idea by Jennifer Saunders & Dawn French

96 - Soap ABC Created by Susan Harris

98 - Late Night with David Letterman CBS Season One: Writing Supervised by Merrill Markoe, Writers: Andy Breckman, Tom Gammill, David Letterman, Richard Morris, Gerard Mulligan, Max Pross, Karl Tiedemann, Steve Winer

101 Best Written TV Series (WGA)

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