Top 5 Writers/Creators Currently On Television

Alan Ball, True Blood

The debate was fierce in TV Overmind back offices but I managed to come out with a list of the Top 5 Writers/Creators Currently On Television. The stringent criteria were three-fold and eliminated several contenders.

Qualification #1 – The writer/creator must have had more than one hit, which knocked Marc Cherry of “Desperate Housewives” and “Supernatural”s Eric Kripke out of the running.

Qualification #2 – The shows must be original entities and not spin-offs. Sorry Shonda Rhimes of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice”, and Russell T. Davies of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures”.

Qualification #3 – They must currently have a series on the air. David E. Kelley’s “Boston Legal” ended in 2008, so his vast legacy, which includes “Picket Fences”, “Ally McBeal”, and “The Practice”, doesn’t get a shot. And Aaron Sorkin (“Sports Night”, “The West Wing”, and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”) is also between projects.

Which brings us to the list…

5. Alan Ball. His second offering is the very sexy paranormal series “True Blood” which primarily revolves around the love triangle of a human woman and her two immortal rivals. The show is based upon the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire books written by Charlaine Harris. Never before has blood lust been so desirable.

Conversely, Ball’s first series “Six Feet Under” was a very mortal series about the dynamics of a family that ran a funeral home.

Okay, there might be a couple overlapping themes here. Anyone who can bring us death and what comes later from two different angles deserves to be included.



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