These Are the Best-Written TV Shows Of All Time. ...

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June 3, 2013 Updated Jun 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM EDT

What do you think the best-written television shows of all time are?

If you need some  help coming up with ideas or compiling your own list, you are in luck. The Writers Guild of America just released its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of all time.

The list was determined through online voting by Writers Guild of American members.

According to a news release from the WGAW announcing the list:

The “TV 101” list honors classic, trailblazing series and miniseries, as well as current and critically acclaimed programs, from comedies and dramas to variety/talk and children’s programming.

“At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers who joined their staffs or worked on individual episodes,” said WGAW President Chris Keyser and WGAE President Michael Winship in a joint statement. “This list is not only a tribute to great TV, it is a dedication to all writers who devote their hearts and minds to advancing their craft.”

Here's the Top 10, according to Writers Guild of America Members:

10. The West Wing

The series, which ran from 1999-2006 and took viewers inside the White House, featured Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford, Kristin Chenoweth and others among a decorated cast.

9. The Wire

This drama aired on HBO from 2002-2008 and gave an ever-changing view of the city of Baltimore.

8. Cheers

This sticom, which ran from 1982 through 1993 and mainly took place inside a famous Boston Bar, featured a stellar cast including Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman and more.

7. Mad Men

This current drama hit, which began its run on AMC in 2007, features Jon Hamm a protagonist Don Draper.

6. The Mary Tyler Moore Show

This iconic show aired from 1970 to 1977, starring its namesake and an ensemble cast that also included Ed Asner and Valerie Harper.

5. M*A*S*H

Alan Alda starred in this long-running show which aired from 1972 through 1983. The series finale was the most-watched episode in television history at the time.

4. All in the Family

This popular sitcom aired from 1971-1979, with Carroll O'Connor starring as Archie Bunker.

3. The Twilight Zone

This series featuring science fiction themes aired from 1959-1964.

2. Seinfeld

This popular comedy, which lives on in syndication, aired from 1989-1998 and featured Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards in starring roles.

1. The Sopranos

This HBO hit ran from 1999-2007 and featured James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano.

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