"Mad Men" is newest show in WGA's top 10; "Twilight Zone" is the oldest
The Writers Guild of America has named "The Sopranos" the best-written TV show of all time, followed by "Seinfeld."
The writers' list features only one show — "The Twilight Zone" — from the era considered the golden age of television, the 1950s. It came in third.
The newest show on the list looks back on the '60s: "Mad Men," which premired in 2007, came in seventh.
Here's the top 10:
1. The Sopranos (HBO) Created by David Chase
2. Seinfeld (NBC) Created by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
3 The Twilight Zone (1959) CBS Season One writers: Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Robert Presnell, Jr., Rod Serling
4. All in the Family (CBS) Developed for Television by Norman Lear, Based on "Till Death Do Us Part," Created by Johnny Speight
5. M*A*S*H (CBS) Developed for Television by Larry Gelbart
7. Mad Men (AMC) Created by Matthew Weiner
8. Cheers (NBC) Created by Glen Charles & Les Charles and James Burrows
9. The Wire (HBO) Created by David Simon
10. The West Wing NBC Created by Aaron Sorkin