News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 2 to 3 p.m.

WGA List: Is 'The Sopranos' the best-written TV show of all time?

Scene from the HBO hit series
Scene from the HBO hit series "The Sopranos."

Listen to story

Download this story 2MB

The Writers Guild of America released its list of the 101 best written television series of all time this week. The shows were voted on by members of the guild, made up of TV and screenwriters across the country.

Topping the list is "The Sopranos," followed by "Seinfeld" at number two, and a blast from the past with Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," in third place. 

For more on this list, we're joined now by our favorite TV critic Alan Sepinwall, writer for and author of the book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever." 

WGA's Top 30 Best-Written TV Shows of All Time

1. The Sopranos
2. Seinfeld
3. The Twilight Zone
4. All in the Family
5. M*A*S*H
6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
7. Mad Men
8. Cheers
9. The Wire
10. The West Wing
11. The Simpsons
12. I Love Lucy
13. Breaking Bad
14. The Dick Van Dyke Show
15. Hill Street Blues
16. Arrested Development
17. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
18. Six Feet Under
19. Taxi
20. The Larry Sanders Show
21. 30 Rock
22. Friday Night Lights
23. Frasier
24. Friends
25. Saturday Night Live
26. The X-Files
27. Lost
28. ER
29. The Cosby Show
30. Curb Your Enthusiasm