101 Best Written TV Series

Aired: NBC, 1990-1998

At the end of Seinfeld's run, Jerry Seinfeld commented that one of the more underrated aspects of his show was the number of its locations and sets, creating a sense of indoor-outdoor movement unusual for a multi-camera sitcom. Seinfeld began life at NBC with an order for only four episodes, the money coming from the network's variety and specials department. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was added to the cast after the pilot, and co-creators Seinfeld and Larry David had to resist efforts to have her play Jerry's love interest.

"Larry and I wrote everything together," Seinfeld recalled in the oral history, Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV. "Sometimes the writers would figure out a story while I was rehearsing. Then we'd work on that, and once we had the story, we'd sit at our desks and work on the dialogue."

Credited Writers

Alec Berg
Kit Boss
Larry Charles
Andy Cowan
Jennifer Crittenden
Greg Daniels
Larry David
Bob Farrelly
Peter Farrelly
Spike Feresten
Jill Franklyn
Tom Gammill
Matt Goldman
Jonathan Gross
Marjorie Gross
Ron Hauge
Jon Hayman
Darin Henry
Marc Jaffe
Bruce Eric Kaplan
Sam Kass
Gregg Kavet
Billy Kimball
Bruce Kirschbaum
Steve Koren
Carol Leifer
Tom Leopold
Larry Levin
Lawrence H. Levy
Steve Lookner
David Mandel
Bill Masters
Don McEnery
Peter Mehlman
Steve O'Donnell
Dan O'Keefe
Elaine Pope
Max Pross
Andy Robin
Charlie Rubin
Jeff Schaffer
Jerry Seinfeld
Matt Selman
Bob Shaw
Steve Skrovan
Fred Stoller