Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series

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Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series
Awarded for Outstanding Writing for a New Series
Country United States
Presented by Writers Guild of America
First awarded 2006
Currently held by House of Cards (2013)
Official website www.wga.org

The Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Best Written New Series is an award presented by the Writers Guild of America to the writers of the best new television series of the season. It has been awarded since the 58th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards in 2006. The year indicates when each season aired. The winners are highlighted in gold.

Award winners, and nominees[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Program Writer(s) Network
2005
Grey's Anatomy Zoanne A. Clack, Ann Hamilton, Kip Koenig, Stacy McKee, James Parriott, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Shonda Rhimes, Mimi Schmir, Gabrielle Stanton, Krista Vernoff, Harry Werksman, Jr. ABC
Everybody Hates Chris Aron Abrams, Rodney Barnes, Craig DiGregorio, Alyson Fouse, Howard Gewirtz, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Lilly, Chris Rock, Gregory Thompson, Kriss Turner UPN
My Name Is Earl Barbie Adler, Bobby Bowman, Vali Chandrasekaran, J. B. Cook, Brad Copeland, Victor Fresco, Greg Garcia, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, Mike Pennie, Tim Stack, Hilary Winston, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel NBC
The Office Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul B. Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B. J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky, Larry Wilmore
Rome Alexandra Cunningham, David Frankel, Bruno Heller, Adrian Hodges, William MacDonald, John Milius HBO
2006
Ugly Betty Veronica Becker, Oliver Goldstick, Silvio Horta, Sarah Kucserka, Sheila R. Lawrence, Cameron Litvack, Myra Jo Martino, Jim Parriott, Marco Pennette, Dailyn Rodriguez, Donald Todd ABC
30 Rock Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, John Riggi NBC
Friday Night Lights Peter Berg, Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Carter Harris, Elizabeth Heldens, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Andy Miller, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, John Zinman
Heroes Jesse Alexander, Adam Armus, Natalie Chaidez, Aron Eli Coleite, Kay Foster, Bryan Fuller, Michael J. Green, Chuck Kim, Tim Kring, Jeph Loeb, Joe Pokaski
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Eli Attie, Christina Kiang Booth, Jessica Brickman, Dana Calvo, Mark A. Goffman, David M. Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Mark McKinney, Melissa Myers, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Turner
2007
Mad Men Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton,
Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner
AMC
Damages Jeremy Doner, Mark Fish, Davey Holmes, Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Willie Reale, Adam Stein, Aaron Zelman, Daniel Zelman FX
Flight of the Conchords Damon Beesley, James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Eric Kaplan, Bret McKenzie, Lain Morris, Duncan Sarkies, Paul Simms, Taika Waititi HBO
Pushing Daisies Chad Gomez Creasey, Dara Resnick Creasey, Bryan Fuller, Abby Gewanter, Jim Danger Gray, Lisa Joy, Kath Lingenfelter, Rina Mimoun, Jack Monaco, Scott Nimerfro, Peter Ocko ABC
The Sarah Silverman Program Dan Fybel, Rich Rinaldi, Rob Schrab, Jon Schroeder, Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, Harris Wittels Comedy Central
2008
In Treatment Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Merritt Johnson, Amy Lippman, Sarah Treem HBO
Breaking Bad Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Patty Lin, George Mastras, J Roberts AMC
Fringe J. J. Abrams, Jason Cahill, Julia Cho, David H. Goodman, Felicia Henderson, Brad Caleb Kane, Alex Kurtzman, Darin Morgan, J. R. Orci, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Zack Whedon Fox
Life on Mars Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Becky Hartman Edwards, David Wilcox, Adele Lim, Bryan Oh, Tracy McMillan, Sonny Postiglione, Phil M. Rosenberg, Meredith Averill ABC
True Blood Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo, Nancy Oliver, Chris Offutt HBO
2009
Modern Family Paul Corrigan, Sameer Gardezi, Joe Lawson, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd,
Dan O'Shannon, Brad Walsh, Caroline Williams, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker
ABC
Glee Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy Fox
The Good Wife Angela Amato Velez, Corinne Brinkerhoff, Ted Humphrey, Dee Johnson, Todd Ellis Kessler, Michelle King, Robert King CBS
Hung Colette Burson, Ellie Herman, Emily Kapnek, Brett C. Leonard, Dmitry Lipkin, Angela Robinson HBO
Nurse Jackie Taii K. Austin, Liz Brixius, Rick Cleveland, Evan Dunsky, Nancy Fichman, Liz Flahive, Jennifer Hoppe, Mark Hudis, John Hilary Shepherd, Linda Wallem, Christine Zander Showtime

2010s[edit]

Year Program Writer(s) Network
2010
Boardwalk Empire Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle,
Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winter
HBO
Justified Dave Andron, Wendy Calhoun, Benjamin Cavell, Fred Golan, Gary Lennon, Benjamin Daniel Lobato, Chris Provenzano, Graham Yost FX
Men of a Certain Age Bridget Bedard, Tucker Cawley, Warren Hutcherson, Rick Muirragui, Jack Orman, Ray Romano, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Mark Stegemann TNT
Treme Lolis Eric Elie, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Tom Piazza, Davis Rogan, David Simon HBO
The Walking Dead Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee, Adam Fierro, Robert Kirkman, Jack LoGiudice, Glen Mazzara AMC
2011
Homeland Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon,
Chip Johannessen, Gideon Raff, Meredith Stiehm
Showtime
Episodes David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik Showtime
Game of Thrones David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, George R. R. Martin, D. B. Weiss HBO
The Killing Linda Burstyn, Jeremy Doner, Soo Hugh, Dan Nowack, Nic Pizzolatto, Dawn Prestwich, Veena Sud, Nicole Yorkin, Aaron Zelman AMC
New Girl Nick Adams, Rachel Axler, Brett Baer, Donick Cary, Dave Finkel, Berkley Johnson, Josh Malmuth, Elizabeth Meriwether, J.J. Philbin, Joe Port, Luvh Rakhe, Joe Wiseman Fox
2012
Girls Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan,
Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling
HBO
The Mindy Project Ike Barinholtz, Jeremy Bronson, Linwood Boomer, Adam Countee, Harper Dill, Mindy Kaling, Chris McKenna, B. J. Novak, David Stassen, Matt Warburton Fox
Nashville Wendy Calhoun, Jason George, David Gould, David Marshall Grant, Dana Greenblatt, Dee Johnson, Todd Ellis Kessler, Callie Khouri, Meredith Lavender, Nancy Miller, James Parriott, Liz Tigelaar, Marcie Ulin ABC
The Newsroom Brendan Fehily, David M. Handelman, Cinque Henderson, Paul Redford, Ian Reichbach, Amy Rice, Aaron Sorkin, Gideon Yago HBO
Veep Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Tony Roche, Will Smith
2013
House of Cards Kate Barnow, Rick Cleveland, Sam Forman, Gina Gionfriddo, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem, Beau Willimon Netflix
The Americans Michael Batistick, Joshua Brand, Joel Fields, Melissa James Gibson, Sneha Koorse, Joe Weisberg, Bradford Winters FX
Masters of Sex Michelle Ashford, Tyler Bensinger, Michael Cunningham, Lyn Greene, Richard Levine, Amy Lippman, Sam Shaw, Noelle Valdivia Showtime
Orange Is the New Black Liz Friedman, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lauren Morelli, Marco Ramirez Netflix
Ray Donovan Ann Biderman, Sean Conway, David Hollander, Brett Johnson, Ron Nyswaner Showtime
2014
TBD
The Affair Dan LeFranc, Hagai Levi, Melanie Marnich, Eric Overmyer, Kate Robin, Sarah Treem Showtime
The Knick Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Steven Katz Cinemax
Silicon Valley John Altschuler, Alec Berg, Matteo Borghese, Jessica Gao, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky, Carson Mell, Dan O’Keefe, Clay Tarver, Rob Turbovsky, Ron Weiner HBO
Transparent Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway Amazon
True Detective Nic Pizzolatto HBO

Total awards by network[edit]

3 awards
  • ABC
  • HBO
1 award
  • AMC
  • Netflix
  • Showtime

Total nominations by network[edit]