The 20 Greatest Drama Television Writers

A list of the best drama television writers of the past twenty years.
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Six Feet Under and developer of True Blood ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Breaking Bad ” - the_lunatic9
 
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Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love...
“ Creator, producer and head writer for The West Wing and The Newsroom ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Producer and major writer for House MD ” - the_lunatic9
 
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Kurt Sutter
Raised in the shadow of Rahway prison, Sutter spent most of his New Jersey childhood indoors, away from people, three feet from a TV screen. That's where he learned the essentials of storytelling and the comic significance of anvils. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Film, Kurt spent several years as an actor in NYC...
“ Creator, producer and head writer for Sons of Anarchy ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Mad Men and major writer for The Sopranos ” - the_lunatic9
 
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David E. Kelley
Writer, Ally McBeal
David Kelley might be described as living the American Dream, 1990s' style: write a screenplay, move to Hollywood, make millions and marry a movie star. A former Boston lawyer, in the last decade, he switched careers to become a successful television producer whose shows are recognized for their quality as well as receiving top ratings...
“ Creator, producer and head writer for Boston Legal, Boston Public, The Practice and Alley McBeal ” - the_lunatic9
 
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Graham Yost
Writer, Speed
“ Developer, producer and head writer for Justified ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Rome and The Mentalist ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Boardwalk Empire and major writer for The Sopranos ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Developer, producer and head writer for Parenthood and major writer for Friday Night Lights ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Major writer and producer of Supernatural ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Once Upon a Time and major writer for Lost ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Once Upon a Time and major writer for Lost ” - the_lunatic9
 
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Hart Hanson
Writer, Bones
“ Creator, producer and head writer for Bones and The Finder ” - the_lunatic9
 
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John Wells
Producer, ER
“ Developer, producer and head writer for Shameless and major writer for The West Wing and ER. ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Creator, producer and head writer for Deadwood and co-creator for NYPD Blue ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Co-creator, producer and head writer for Hell on Wheels ” - the_lunatic9
 
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“ Head writer and co-producer of Homeland, Northern Exposure and Carnivale ” - the_lunatic9
 
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Wendy West
Producer, Dexter
“ Major writer and producer of Dexter ” - the_lunatic9