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The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time,” topped by HBO’s “The Sopranos.”
The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right with “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini) led the list over such perennial faves as “Seinfeld” (which ranked No. 2), “All in the Family” (No. 4), “Mash” (No. 5) and “The Wire” (No. 9).
The list, the results of online voting by members of the WGA West and WGA East, immediately spurred debates over the rankings and omissions. The TV tally was a follow-up to the WGA’s “101 Greatest Screenplays” member survey conducted in 2006.
The WGA’s complete list of TV series follows:
Created by David Chase
- Cynthia Littleton
Two of our favorite horror shows are already casting for next season, with two people added each to Dexter and True Blood.
First up, True Blood has added two young women to the cast in Amelie Rose Blaire and Jurnee Smollett (our name of the week!)!
Smollett, who charmed my heart on Friday Night Lights (and has been on The Defenders, Cosby, Full House and a bevy of other TV shows), will play Nicole, “a do-gooder who possesses the rosy outlook of someone that life hasn’t beaten down yet. She’s not concerned with money and more concerned with the doing what’s right.”
Rampling has been »
- Andy Greene
Major casting news today out of ABC:
James Brolin has been cast as Rick Castle's father, an often-mentioned but heretofore never-seen character that has has a major impact on his son's life.
The veteran actor will make appearances on both halves of Castle's annual two-parter (airing this year on February 18 and February 25 and guest-starring Dylan Walsh as an FBI agent), which will center on Rick and Kate looking into a plot to kidnap a businessman's daughter.
How will Castle's dad play into this storyline? It's unclear at the moment.
Will we be tuning in to this special Castle Season 5 episode to find out? What do you think?!?
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
We won’t be seeing Season 6 of True Blood on HBO until probably June, but that means that we have only a few short months to study up on all the new characters coming at us this summer. Today we get up to speed with all the goings-on, so we’ll have time to get them all organized in our minds before the Season 6 premiere.
Here’s a reason for me to watch even if I’d never seen True Blood before – Rutger Hauer has been cast as a Season 6 regular, playing Macklyn, “a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason” according to TV Line. Though plenty of we sci-fi fans know Hauer from Blade Runner, he will always be Navarre from LadyHawke to me.
- Erin Willard
Coming soon on Castle: A much anticipated father-son reunion.
The ABC hit is finally introducing Rick’s Mia dad this February, and TVLine has learned that he will be played by James Brolin!
The Emmy-winning acting vet will appear in Castle‘s big February sweeps two-parter (set to air on Feb. 18 and Feb. 25), which finds Rick and Kate investigating a murder that subsequently exposes a plot to kidnap a wealthy Middle Eastern businessman’s daughter.
Related | Will a Castle Couple Reconnect?
As TVLine previously reported, Nip/Tuck‘s Dylan Walsh guest stars in both episodes as FBI Agent Harris, an »
- Michael Ausiello
NBC’s upcoming drama Do No Harm is about to take on a new Jurnee.
Rashad’s character is head of the hospital’s neurosurgery »
- Kimberly Roots
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