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).
On the other end of the list was a three-way tie between the original NBC "Late Night with David Letterman," FX's "Louie" and HBO's intense prison drama "Oz."
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
Created by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld
The Twilight Zone (1959)
Season One writers: Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, Robert Presnell, Jr., Rod Serling
All in the Family