Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Awarded for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Currently held by "Tina Fey" & Tracey Wigfield
30 Rock (2013)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series is an annual award presented as part of the Primetime Emmy Awards. It recognizes writing excellence in regular comedic series, most of which can generally be described as situation comedies.[note 1] It was first presented in 1955 as Outstanding Written Comedy Material.

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Comedy Series Directing - Comedy Series Writing - Comedy Series Overall
Television program
with most awards
Frasier 5 M*A*S*H 4 The Mary Tyler Moore Show 5 Frasier 12
Television program with most nominations M*A*S*H, Cheers 11 26 Cheers,
The Larry Sanders Show,
30 Rock
13 M*A*S*H 49
Television program with most nominations without ever winning Curb Your Enthusiasm 7 30 Rock 8 Sex and the City 7 Entourage 10

Award winners and nominations[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1954-55 The George Gobel Show James B. Allardice, Jack Douglas, Hal Kanter, Harry Winkler NBC
I Love Lucy Jess Oppenheimer, Bob Carroll, Jr., Madelyn Pugh Davis CBS
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, Sam Perrin, John Tackaberry
The Honeymooners Jackie Gleason and staff writers
Make Room for Daddy Danny Thomas and staff writers ABC
Mr. Peepers Jim Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum NBC
1955-56 The Phil Silvers Show "You'll Never Get Rich" Arnold Auerbach, Barry Blitzer, Vincent Bogert, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby,
Harvey Orkin, Arnold Rosen, Terry Ryan, Tony Webster
CBS
Caesar's Hour Mel Tolkin, Selma Diamond, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks, Sheldon Keller NBC
The George Gobel Show Everett Greenbaum, Hal Kanter, Howard Leeds, Harry Winkler
I Love Lucy "L.A. At Last" Jess Oppenheimer, Madelyn Pugh Davis, Bob Carroll, Jr., Robert Schiller, Robert Weiskopf CBS
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin
1956-57 The Phil Silvers Show Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, Leonard Stern, Tony Webster CBS
Caesar's Hour Mel Tolkin, Gary Belkin, Mel Brooks, Sheldon Keller,
Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Michael Stewart
NBC
The Ernie Kovacs Show Ernie Kovacs, Louis M. Heyward, Rex Lardner, Mike Marmer
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin CBS
The Perry Como Show Goodman Ace, Jay Burton, Mort Green, George Foster NBC
1957-58 The Phil Silvers Show Billy Friedberg, Nat Hiken, Coleman Jacoby, Arnold Rosen, A.J. Russell,
Terry Ryan, Phil Sharp, Tony Webster, Sydney Zelinka
CBS
Caesar's Hour Mel Tolkin, Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Sheldon Keller,
Michael Stewart, Gary Belkin
NBC
The Ernie Kovacs Show "No Dialogue Show" Ernie Kovacs
Father Knows Best Roswell Rogers and Paul West
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin CBS
1958-59 The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin CBS
The Bob Cummings Show "Grandpa Clobbers the Air Force" Paul Henning & Dick Wesson NBC
Father Knows Best "Medal for Margaret" Roswell Rogers CBS
The Phil Silvers Show "Bilko's Vampire" Billy Friedberg, Arnie Rosen, Coleman Jacoby
The Real McCoys "Once There Was a Traveling Saleswoman" Bill Manhoff ABC

1960s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1959-60 The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin CBS
Ballad of Louie the Louse Nat Hiken CBS
Father Knows Best Dorothy Cooper & Roswell Rogers
1960-61 The Red Skelton Show Dave O'Brien, Martin Ragaway, Sherwood Schwartz, Al Schwartz, Red Skelton NBC
Hennesey Richard Baer CBS
Make Room For Daddy Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson
1961-62 The Dick Van Dyke Show Carl Reiner CBS
The Bob Newhart Show Roland Kibbee, Bob Newhart, Don Hinkley, Milt Rosen, Ernest Chambers,
Dean Hargrove, Robert Kaufman, Norm Liebman, Charles Sherman, Howard Snyder, Larry Siegel
NBC
Car 54, Where Are You? Nat Hiken, Tony Webster, Terry Ryan CBS
Chun King Chow Mein Hour Stan Freberg ABC
The Red Skelton Show Ed Simmons, Dave O'Brien, Martin Ragaway, Arthur Phillips,
Al Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz, Red Skelton
CBS
1962-63 The Dick Van Dyke Show Carl Reiner CBS
The Beverly Hillbillies Paul Henning CBS
Car 54, Where Are You? Nat Hiken NBC
The Jack Benny Program George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Sam Perrin CBS
The Red Skelton Show Ed Simmons, Dave O'Brien, Martin A. Ragaway, Arthur Phillips, Larry Rhine,
Mort Greene, Hugh Wedlock, Red Skelton, Bruce Howard, Rick Mittleman
1963-64 The Dick Van Dyke Show Carl Reiner, Sam Denoff, William Persky CBS
The Danny Kaye Show Herbert Baker, Mel Tolkin, Ernest Chambers, Saul Ilson, Sheldon Keller,
Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker, Gary Belkin, Larry Gelbart
CBS
The Farmer's Daughter Steven Gethers, Jerry Davis, Lee Loeb, John McGreevey ABC
That Was The Week That Was Robert Emmett, Gerald Gardner, Saul Turteltaub, David Panich,
Tony Webster, Thomas Meehan, Ed Sherman
NBC
1964-65
No Award
1965-66 The Dick Van Dyke Show "Coast to Coast Big Mouth" Sam Denoff, Bill Persky CBS
The Dick Van Dyke Show "The Ugliest Dog in the World" Sam Denoff & Bill Persky CBS
Get Smart "Mr. Big" Buck Henry & Mel Brooks NBC
1966-67 Get Smart "Ship of Spies" (Part I, Part II) Buck Henry, Leonard B. Stern NBC
Family Affair "Buffy" Edmund Hartmann CBS
I Dream of Jeannie Sidney Sheldon NBC
1967-68 He & She "The Coming-Out Party" Allan Burns, Chris Hayward CBS
He & She "The Old Man and the She" Leonard Stern & Arne Sultan CBS
The Lucy Show "Lucy Gets Jack Benny's Account" Milt Josefsberg & Ray Singer
That Girl "The Mailman Cometh" Danny Arnold and Ruth Brooks Flippen ABC
1968-69
[note 1]
The Smothers Brothers
Comedy Hour
Allan Blye, Bob Einstein, Murray Roman, Carl Gottlieb, Lorenzo Music,
Steve Martin, Cecil Tuck, Paul Wayne, Cy Howard, Mason Williams
CBS
The Carol Burnett Show Arnie Rosen, Stan Burns, Mike Marmer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon, Don Hinkley,
Gail Parent, Kenny Solms, Bill Angelos, Buz Kohan
CBS
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In "February 3, 1969" Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich,
Coslough Johnson, Marc London, David M. Cox, Jim Carlson, Jack Mendelsohn,
James Mulligan Lorne Michaels, Hart Pomerantz, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan
NBC

1970s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1969-70
[note 1]
Annie, the Women
in the Life of a Man
Peter Bellwood, Gary Belkin, Herbert Sargent, Thomas Meehan, Judith Viorst CBS
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In "November 3, 1969" Paul Keyes, David Panich, Marc London, Coslough Johnson, Jim Carlson,
Jim Mulligan, John Carsey, Gene Farmer, Jeremy Lloyd, John Rappaport,
Stephen Spears, Jack Douglas, Allan Manings
NBC
"December 20, 1969" Allan Manings, David Panich, Coslough Johnson, John Carsey, Stephen Spears,
John Rappaport, Jim Carlson, Marc London, Chet Dowling, Jim Abell, Barry Took,
Jack Douglas, Jim Mulligan, Gene Farmer, Jeremy Lloyd
1970-71 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Support Your Local Mother" James L. Brooks, Allan Burns CBS
All in the Family "Meet the Bunkers" Norman Lear CBS
"Oh My Aching Back" Stanley Ralph Ross
Here's Lucy "Lucy Meets the Burtons" Madelyn Pugh Davis & Bob Carroll, Jr.
1971-72 All in the Family "Edith's Problem" Burt Styler and Steve Zacharias CBS
All in the Family "Mike's Problem" Alan J. Levitt and Phil Mishkin CBS
"The Saga of Cousin Oscar" Norman Lear & Burt Styler
1972-73 All in the Family "The Bunkers and the Swingers" Lee Kalcheim, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Norman Lear CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Good-Time News" Allan Burns & James L. Brooks CBS
M*A*S*H "M*A*S*H" Larry Gelbart
1973-74 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Lou and Edie Story" Treva Silverman CBS
M*A*S*H "Hot Lips and Empty Arms" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason & Mary Kay Place CBS
"The Trial of Henry Blake" McLean Stevenson
1974-75 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?" Stan Daniels, Ed. Weinberger CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Lou and That Woman" David Lloyd CBS
Rhoda "Rhoda's Wedding" Norman Barasch, Carroll Moore, David Davis, Lorenzo Music,
James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, David Lloyd
1975-76 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Chuckles Bites the Dust" David Lloyd CBS
Barney Miller "The Hero" Danny Arnold & Chris Hayward ABC
M*A*S*H "Hawkeye" Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner CBS
"The More I See You" Larry Gelbart, Gene Reynolds
Maude "The Analyst" Jay Folb
1976-77 The Mary Tyler Moore Show "The Last Show" James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Stan Daniels, Bob Ellison, David Lloyd, Ed. Weinberger CBS
Barney Miller "Quarantine" (Part II) Tony Sheehan & Danny Arnold ABC
M*A*S*H "Dear Sigmund" Alan Alda CBS
The Mary Tyler Moore Show "Mary Midwife" David Lloyd
"Ted's Change of Heart" Earl Pomerantz
1977-78 All in the Family "Cousin Liz" Harve Brosten, Barry Michael Harman, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf CBS
All in the Family "Edith's Crisis of Faith" (Part II) Erik Tarloff and Larry Rhine & Mel Tolkin CBS
"Edith's 50th Birthday" Robert Schiller & Robert Weiskopf
M*A*S*H "Fallen Idol" Alan Alda
1978-79
[note 1]
M*A*S*H "Inga" Alan Alda CBS
All in the Family "California, Here We Are" (Part II) Milt Josefsberg, Phil Sharp, Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf CBS
M*A*S*H "Point of View" Ken Levine, David Isaacs
Saturday Night Live "Richard Benjamin" Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts, Tom Davis, James Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Al Franken,
Brian McConnachie, Lorne Michaels, Don Novello, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller,
Rosie Shuster, Walter Williams, Alan Zweibel
NBC
Taxi "Blind Date" Michael Leeson ABC

1980s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1979-80 Barney Miller "The Photographer" R.J. Colleary ABC
The Associates "The Censors" Stan Daniels and Ed Weinberger ABC
"The First Day" Michael Leeson and Charlie Hauck
M*A*S*H "Goodbye Radar" (Part II) David Isaacs and Ken Levine CBS
Taxi "Honor Thy Father" Glen Charles and Les Charles ABC
1980-81 Taxi "Tony's Sister and Jim" Michael J. Leeson ABC
The Greatest American Hero "Pilot" Stephen J. Cannell ABC
M*A*S*H "Death Takes a Holiday" Mike Farrell, Dennis Koenig, Burt Metcalfe,
Thad Mumford, John Rappaport, Dan Wilcox
CBS
Taxi "Going Home" Glen Charles and Les Charles ABC
"Elaine's Strange Triangle" David Lloyd
1981-82 Taxi "Elegant Iggy" Ken Estin ABC
Barney Miller "Landmark" (Part III) Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein and Tony Sheehan ABC
M*A*S*H "Follies of the Living, Concerns of the Dead" Alan Alda CBS
Police Squad! "A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)" Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker ABC
Taxi "Jim the Psychic" Holly Holmberg Brooks and Barry Kemp
1982-83 Cheers "Give Me a Ring Sometime" Glen Charles and Les Charles NBC
Buffalo Bill "Pilot" Tom Patchett and Jay Tarses NBC
Cheers "The Boys in the Bar" David Isaacs and Ken Levine
"Diane's Perfect Date" David Lloyd
Taxi "Jim's Inheritance" Ken Estin
1983-84 Cheers "Old Flames" David Angell NBC
Buffalo Bill "Wilkinson's Sword" Tom Patchett NBC
"Jo-Jo's Problem" (Part II) Jay Tarses
Cheers "Power Play" Glen Charles and Les Charles
"Homicidal Ham" David Lloyd
1984-85 The Cosby Show "Pilot" Ed. Weinberger and Michael J. Leeson NBC
Cheers "I Call Your Name" Peter Casey and David Lee NBC
"Rebound" (Part II) Glen Charles and Les Charles
"Sam Turns the Other Cheek" David Lloyd
The Cosby Show "Goodbye Mr. Fish" Earl Pomerantz
1985-86 The Golden Girls "A Little Romance" Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan NBC
Cheers "2 Good 2 Be 4 Real" Peter Casey and David Lee NBC
The Cosby Show "Denise's Friend" John Markus
"Theo's Holiday" Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and John Markus
Family Ties "The Real Thing" (Part II) Michael J. Weithorn
The Golden Girls "Pilot" Susan Harris
1986-87 Family Ties "A, My Name Is Alex" (Part I, Part II) Gary David Goldberg and Alan Uger NBC
Cheers "Abnormal Psychology" Janet Leahy NBC
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's Why Cosmetics Should Come in Unbreakable Bottles" Jay Tarses
The Golden Girls "Isn't it Romantic" Jeffrey Duteil
Newhart "Co-Hostess Twinkie" David Mirkin CBS
1987-88 Frank's Place "The Bridge" Hugh Wilson CBS
Cheers "Home Is the Sailor" Glen Charles and Les Charles NBC
Designing Women "Killing All the Right People" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason CBS
It's Garry Shandling's Show "It's Garry and Angelica's Show" Tom Gamill, Max Pross and Sam Simon Showtime
"No Baby, No Show" Garry Shandling and Alan Zweibel
The Wonder Years "Pilot" Carol Black and Neal Marlens ABC
1988-89 Murphy Brown "Pilot" Diane English CBS
The Wonder Years "Pottery Will Get You Nowhere" Matthew Carlson ABC
"Coda" Todd W. Langen
"Loosiers" David M. Stern
"Our Miss White" Michael J. Weithorn

1990s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1989-90 The Wonder Years "Good-bye" Bob Brush ABC
Cheers "Death Takes a Holiday on Ice" David Isaacs and Ken Levine NBC
The Famous Teddy Z "Pilot" Hugh Wilson CBS
Murphy Brown "Brown Like Me" Diane English
Newhart "The Last Newhart" Bob Bendetson, Mark Egan and Mark Solomon
1990-91 Murphy Brown "Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way" Gary Dontzig and Steven Peterman CBS
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd "Here's a Little Touch of Harry in the Night" Jay Tarses Lifetime
Murphy Brown "On Another Plane" Diane English CBS
Seinfeld "The Deal" Larry David NBC
"The Pony Remark" Larry David, and Jerry Seinfeld
1991-92 Seinfeld "The Fix-Up" Larry Charles and Elaine Pope NBC
Murphy Brown "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are" Gary Dontzig and Steven Peterman CBS
"Uh-Oh" (Part II) Diane English and Korby Siamis
Roseanne "A Bitter Pill to Swallow" Jennifer Heath and Amy Sherman ABC
Seinfeld "The Parking Garage" Larry David NBC
"The Tape" Larry David, Don McEnery and Bob Shaw
1992-93 Seinfeld "The Contest" Larry David NBC
Dream On "For Peter's Sake" David Crane and Marta Kauffman HBO
The Larry Sanders Show "The Hey Now Episode" Dennis Klein and Garry Shandling
"The Spider Episode" Garry Shandling, Rosie Shuster, Paul Simms and Peter Tolan
Seinfeld "The Outing" Larry Charles NBC
1993-94 Frasier "The Good Son" David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee NBC
Frasier "The Show Where Lilith Comes Back" David Isaacs and Ken Levine NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Larry's Agent" Maya Forbes HBO
Seinfeld "The Mango" Larry David and Lawrence H. Levy NBC
"The Puffy Shirt" Larry David
1994-95 Frasier "An Affair to Forget" Anne Flett-Giordano and Chuck Ranberg NBC
Frasier "The Matchmaker" Joe Keenan NBC
Friends "The One Where Underdog Gets Away" Jeff Greenstein and Jeff Strauss
The Larry Sanders Show "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show" Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan HBO
"Hank's Night in the Sun" Peter Tolan
1995-96 Frasier "Moon Dance" Joe Keenan, Christopher Lloyd, Rob Greenberg, Jack Burditt,
Chuck Ranberg, Anne Flett-Giordano, Linda Morris and Vic Rauseo
NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Roseanne's Return" Maya Forbes, Steven Levitan and Garry Shandling HBO
"Arthur After Hours" Peter Tolan
"Hank's Sex Tape" Jon Vitti
Seinfeld "The Soup Nazi" Spike Feresten NBC
1996-97 Ellen "The Puppy Episode" Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Driscoll, Dava Savel, Tracy Newman, Jonathan Stark ABC
The Larry Sanders Show "Ellen, or Isn't She?" Judd Apatow, John Markus and Garry Shandling HBO
"My Name is Asher Kingsley" Peter Tolan
"Everybody Loves Larry" Jon Vitti
Seinfeld "The Yada Yada" Jill Franklyn and Peter Mehlman NBC
1997-98 The Larry Sanders Show "Flip" Peter Tolan and Garry Shandling HBO
Ally McBeal "Theme of Life" David E. Kelley Fox
Ellen "Emma" Lawrence Broch ABC
Frasier "The Ski Lodge" Joe Keenan NBC
The Larry Sanders Show "Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation" Richard Day, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck HBO
1998-99 Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" Jay Kogen NBC
Ally McBeal "Sideshow" David E. Kelley Fox
Friends "The One Where Everybody Finds Out" Alexa Junge NBC
Just Shoot Me! "Slow Donnie" Steven Levitan
Sports Night "The Apology" Aaron Sorkin ABC

2000s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
1999-2000 Malcolm in the Middle "Pilot" Linwood Boomer Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "Bad Moon Rising" Ray Romano & Philip Rosenthal CBS
Frasier "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue" Joe Keenan & Christopher Lloyd NBC
Freaks and Geeks "Pilot" Paul Feig
Sex and the City "Evolution" Cindy Chupack HBO
"Ex in the City" Michael Patrick King
2000-01 Malcolm in the Middle "Bowling" Alex Reid Fox
Ed "Pilot" Rob Burnett & Jon Beckerman NBC
Freaks and Geeks "Discos and Dragons" Paul Feig
Sex and the City "Easy Come, Easy Go" Michael Patrick King HBO
Will & Grace "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" Jeff Greenstein NBC
2001-02 The Bernie Mac Show "Pilot" Larry Wilmore Fox
Andy Richter Controls the Universe "Pilot" Victor Fresco Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "Marie's Sculpture" Jennifer Crittenden CBS
"The Angry Family" Philip Rosenthal
Sex and the City "My Motherboard, My Self" Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky HBO
2002-03 Everybody Loves Raymond "Baggage" Tucker Cawley CBS
The Bernie Mac Show "Goodbye Dolly" Steve Tompkins Fox
Everybody Loves Raymond "Counseling" Mike Royce CBS
Lucky "Pilot" Mark and Robb Cullen FX
Sex and the City "I Love a Charade" Cindy Chupack & Michael Patrick King HBO
2003-04 Arrested Development "Pilot" Mitchell Hurwitz Fox
Frasier "Goodnight, Seattle" Joe Keenan & Christopher Lloyd NBC
Scrubs "My Screw Up" Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan
Sex and the City "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" Michael Patrick King HBO
"The Ick Factor" Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky
2004-05 Arrested Development "Righteous Brothers" Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely Fox
Arrested Development "Sad Sack" Barbara Feldman Fox
"Sword of Destiny" Brad Copeland
Desperate Housewives "Pilot" Marc Cherry ABC
Everybody Loves Raymond "The Finale" Philip Rosenthal, Ray Romano, Tucker Cawley, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens, Mike Royce, Aaron Shure, Tom Caltabiano, and Leslie Caveny CBS
2005-06 My Name Is Earl "Pilot" Greg Garcia NBC
Arrested Development "Development Arrested" Chuck Tatham, Jim Vallely, Richard Day, and Mitchell Hurwitz Fox
Entourage "Exodus" Doug Ellin HBO
Extras "Kate Winslet" Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant
The Office "Christmas Party" Michael Schur NBC
2006-07 The Office "Gay Witch Hunt" Greg Daniels NBC
30 Rock "Jack-Tor" Robert Carlock NBC
"Tracy Does Conan" Tina Fey
Extras "Daniel Radcliffe" Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant HBO
The Office "The Negotiation" Michael Schur NBC
2007-08 30 Rock "Cooter" Tina Fey NBC
30 Rock "Rosemary's Baby" Jack Burditt NBC
Flight of the Conchords "Yoko" James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie HBO
The Office "Dinner Party" Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky NBC
Pushing Daisies "Pie-lette" Bryan Fuller ABC
2008-09 30 Rock "Reunion" Matt Hubbard NBC
30 Rock "Apollo, Apollo" Robert Carlock NBC
"Kidney Now!" Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock
"Mamma Mia" Ron Weiner
Flight of the Conchords "Prime Minister" James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie HBO

2010s[edit]

Year Show Episode Writer(s) Network
2009-10 Modern Family "Pilot" Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd ABC
30 Rock "Lee Marvin vs. Derek Jeter" Tina Fey & Kay Cannon NBC
"Anna Howard Shaw Day" Matt Hubbard
Glee "Pilot" Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan Fox
The Office "Niagara" Greg Daniels & Mindy Kaling NBC
2010-11 Modern Family "Caught in the Act" Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman ABC
30 Rock "Reaganing" Matt Hubbard NBC
Episodes "Episode Seven" David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Louie "Poker / Divorce" Louis C.K. FX
The Office "Goodbye, Michael" Greg Daniels NBC
2011-12 Louie "Pregnant" Louis C.K. FX
Community "Remedial Chaos Theory" Chris McKenna NBC
Girls "Pilot" Lena Dunham HBO
Parks and Recreation "The Debate" Amy Poehler NBC
"Win, Lose, or Draw" Michael Schur
2012-13 30 Rock "Last Lunch" Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield NBC
30 Rock "Hogcock!" Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock NBC
Episodes "Episode Nine" David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Louie "Daddy's Girlfriend, Part 1" Louis C.K. & Pamela Adlon FX
The Office "Finale" Greg Daniels NBC

Total awards[edit]

  • CBS - 22
  • NBC - 19
  • Fox - 5
  • ABC - 7
  • HBO - 1
  • FX - 1

Programs with multiple awards[edit]

Programs with multiple nominations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Though this category is the dominant one in which sitcom writing has been recognized, there were a few years in which sitcom series writers competed directly with writers of variety and music programs.