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Television ian 6/5/2013

What are your top TV shows of all time?

Do any of these twenty shows make your Top Ten?

The Simpsons, I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hill Street Blues, Six Feet Under, Taxi, Frasier, Friends, ER, The Cosby Show, Star Trek, Modern Family, Sex & the City, Downton Abbey, Law & Order, Sesame Street, Fawlty Towers , Everybody Loves Raymond, The Odd Couple or Get Smart?

The Writers Guild of America just listed their Top 101 for best-written TV shows to be screened in the US and not one of those above made the Top Ten!

Here is their countdown –  in reverse order from 10 to 1 – The West Wing, The Wire, Cheers, Mad Men, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, All in the Family, The Twilight Zone, Seinfeld and the Sopranos tops the list.

In case you had a couple of faves in the top lot of shows mentioned, here’s where they came in the eyes of the Writers Guild of America: The Simpsons (11), I Love Lucy (12), The Dick Van Dyke Show (14), Hill Street Blues (15), Six Feet Under (18), Taxi (19), Frasier (23), Friends (24), ER (28), The Cosby Show (29), Star Trek (33), Modern Family (34), Sex and the City (39), Downton Abbey (43), Law & Order (44), Sesame Street (56), Fawlty Towers (59), Everybody Loves Raymond (63), The Odd Couple (78) and Get Smart (83).  Sorry about that, Chief!