Fringe, True Blood Snag Writer Kudos
Fringe, True Blood and The Simpsons made the grade Monday as the Writers Guild of America announced its nominations for 2008's best-written TV shows.
The Writers Guild Awards nominees, voted on by WGA members, singled out Fox's weird science show Fringe (pictured), ABC's sci-fi police drama Life on Mars and HBO's sexy vampire series True Blood as candidates for Best New Series.
That's not the end of the sci-fi and science themes on the list: ABC's mind-bending Lost and Showtime's serial-killer thriller Dexter are among the shows in contention for Best Dramatic Series.
Top comedies include Fox's animated trailblazer The Simpsons, Showtime's Weeds, NBC's 30 Rock, HBO's Hollywood sendup Entourage and NBC's Brit remake The Office.
Read the full list of nominees on the writers guild website. Winners will be announced Feb. 7 by the WGA.
Breaking Bad, Written by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Patty Lin, George Mastras; AMC
Fringe, Written by JJ 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
In Treatment, Written by Rodrigo Garcia, Bryan Goluboff, Davey Holmes, William Meritt Johnson, Amy Lippman, Sarah Treem; HBO
Life on Mars, Written by 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, Written by Alan Ball, Brian Buckner, Raelle Tucker, Alexander Woo, Nancy Oliver, Chris Offutt; HBO