This list of current TV shows with the best writing ranks all the series that are sure to impress and entertain audiences. From brilliant dialogue to memorable character arcs, the people in the writer’s rooms of these 2016-2017 series deserve their accolades. In fact, several shows on this list have been nominated or received awards from the Writers Guild of America, the Emmys, or the Golden Globes. For instance, the writing on Veep and the writing on Louie have consistently received praise and nominations.
Current TV shows with good writing can be found on subscription channels (like Episodes on Showtime), on cable channels (like The Americans on FX), and on broadcast networks (like New Girl on FOX). The best writing currently on TV can be seen in hilarious sitcoms and tearjerking dramas. The Good Wife has an amazing writing team, as does Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. Archer and Bob’s Burgers are great examples of animated TV shows that are written with supreme excellence and a refreshing sense of humor. Of course, the writing on The Simpsons has launched the careers of people like Conan O’Brien. In fact, O’Brien left the writing staff on Saturday Night Live in order to join the brilliant team at The Simpsons.
So which current television shows have the best writing teams and the best overall writing? Cast your votes below and add any other well-written TV series currently airing new episodes.