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 current 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 Fargo has consistently received praise and nominations.
Current TV shows with good writing can be found on subscription channels, on cable channels, and on broadcast networks. The best writing currently on TV can be seen in hilarious sitcoms and tear-jerking dramas. 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? Vote up the best-written shows and see where your favorites rank.
- Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White, he is known as small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill.
- Four egocentric friends run a bar together in Philadelphia.
- The saga of a fictional, American global-media family that is rich, powerful and dysfunctional.
- Larry David gets into predicaments at home, work and around town.
- A disillusioned assassin accepts a job in Los Angeles, where he discovers an interest in acting.
- Mysteries unravel in a small Midwestern town involving supernatural forces.
- A new case and characters are followed each season in this anthology series set in the Midwest.
- Mark leads office workers whose memories have been divided between their work and personal lives.
- An American football coach is hired to manage a British soccer team.
- A housewife living comfortably in the 1950s changes everything to pursue a newly discovered talent.
- Players compete in games for a cash prize, but the stakes are deadly.
- A father suddenly appears at his adult daughter's doorstep, 20 years after disappearing.
- Two cousins enter the Atlanta music scene to better their lives and the lives of their families.
- After the fall of the Galactic Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.
- A strong friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.
- A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.
- The life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the events that helped shape the 20th century.
- The adventures of four boys who live in South Park, Colo.
- "Red" Reddington agrees to work with the FBI, on the condition he'll only work with profiler Keen.
- An eccentric Time Lord travels through time and space to battle injustice across the universe.
- Homer and Marge Simpson raise Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie in Springfield.
- Animated comedy centered on a suave spy, Sterling Archer, and his misguided cohorts.
- A family of three moves from Boston to Los Angeles to reconcile its painful past.
- A young warrior is on a mission to reclaim his birthright.
- A new battle, with new weapons, as Mike Prince and Chuck Rhoades clash.