Hello, Writers!

This site will be of plenty of interest to TV fans, but fundamentally it's for people who want to take their love of TV and transform it into something more practical: actually creating telly that people want to see.

These scripts are here because the only way to learn how to write a TV script is to read A LOT of other TV scripts, and there aren't many places you can do that.

So here you can study scripts for existing shows, some of your old favourites, and many that never even made it to air. Figure out what makes an episode work, how to format that spec, why a pilot failed and how to write in four, five or six acts.

And when you've figured it all out and got your show on air - send me your scripts!

Help keep this site updated

I love running this site and sharing the scripts I obtain with other writers and fans. However, scripts are not always easy to get hold of (especially when you live five and a half thousand miles away from L.A.). So I am asking; if you would like to contribute - anonymously or otherwise - to a site that has been called "an absolute gold mine" (John August) and "a great site" (Ellen Sandler) then please send any scripts you may have for upcoming or classic shows to blog@leethomson.com. I promise not to post scripts for upcoming pilots until the show has aired, and anyone who sends me anything will of course have my undying gratitude.

Fair Use Notice

This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. I am making such material available in my efforts to advance understanding of the craft of screenwriting. I believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material.

The material on this site is distributed without profit.

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

If you are the writer of any of these scripts, and want me to take them down; no need for unpleasantness: just email me.

Latest updates

14 October 2018

04 September 2018

  • American Crime Story - The Assassination of Gianni Versace 2x04 - House by the Lake (READ NOW)
  • Black Mirror 4x01 - USS Callister (READ NOW)
  • Insatiable 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Jack Ryan 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Lodge 49 1x01 - As Above, So Below (READ NOW)
  • $1 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Handmaid's Tale 2x01 - June (READ NOW)
  • Stranger Things 2x09 - The Gate (READ NOW)
  • The Americans 6x10 - START (READ NOW)
  • Atlanta 2x01 - Alligator Man (READ NOW)
  • Atlanta 2x05 - Barbershop (READ NOW)
  • A Very English Scandal Ep.1 (READ NOW)
  • A Very English Scandal Ep.2 (READ NOW)
  • A Very English Scandal Ep.3 (READ NOW)
  • American Vandal 1x08 - Clean Up (READ NOW)
  • Godless 1x01 - An Incident at Creede (READ NOW)
  • Godless 1x02 - The Ladies of La Belle (READ NOW)
  • Godless 1x03 - Wisdom of the Horse (READ NOW)
  • Godless 1x04 - Fathers & Sons (READ NOW)
  • Godless 1x05 - Shot the Head off a Snake (READ NOW)
  • Godless 1x06-07 (READ NOW)
  • Patrick Melrose 1x01 - Bad News (READ NOW)
  • Patrick Melrose 1x02 - Never Mind (READ NOW)
  • Patrick Melrose 1x03 - Some Hope (READ NOW)
  • Patrick Melrose 1x04 - Mothers Milk (READ NOW)
  • Patrick Melrose 1x05 - At Last (READ NOW)
  • The Crown 2x10 - Mystery Man (READ NOW)

14 July 2018

  • Billy Ray 1x01 - How's This Gonna Work? (READ NOW)
  • Blackbirds 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Golden State 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Really 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Alexa And Katie 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Alone Together 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • American Vandal 1x01 - The Crime (READ NOW)
  • Bordertown 1x02 - Drug Lord (READ NOW)
  • Bordertown Bible (READ NOW)
  • Casual 1x02 - Friends (READ NOW)
  • Channel Zero Staircases 2x01 - Insidious Onset (READ NOW)
  • Dietland 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Harlots 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Heathers 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Hit the Road 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Impulse 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • In Contempt 1x01 - Welcome to Hell (READ NOW)
  • In Contempt 1x02 - Combat by Agreement (READ NOW)
  • Killing Eve 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Love is 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Patrick Melrose 1x01 - Bad News (READ NOW)
  • Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams 1x07 - The Father Thing (READ NOW)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock 1x02 (READ NOW)
  • Pose 1x01 - A House is Not a Home (READ NOW)
  • Reverie 1x01 - Apertus (READ NOW)
  • Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes On Television 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes On Television 1x02 - Jane Doh (READ NOW)
  • Safe 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Strange Angel 1x01 - Augers of Spring (READ NOW)
  • Sweetbitter 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Tarantula 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Alienist 1x02 (READ NOW)
  • The Crossing 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys 1x01 - How to Walk on the Moon (READ NOW)
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys 1x02 - How to Play Poker (READ NOW)
  • The Last O.G 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Legend of Master Legend 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Vida 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Yellowstone 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Yellowstone 1x02 - Kill the Messenger (READ NOW)
  • Youth And Consequences 1x01 - The Hanging Chadwick 1 (READ NOW)
  • Youth And Consequences 1x02 - The Hanging Chadwick 2 (READ NOW)

8 July 2018

31 March 2018

24 March 2018

18 March 2018

29 January Update

  • Black Lightning 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Black Mirror 3x04 - San Junipero (READ NOW)
  • Dark Matter 1x02 - Episode 2 (READ NOW)
  • Dark Matter 2x12 - Sometimes in Life You Don't Get to Choose (READ NOW)
  • Dark Matter 3x09 - Isn't That a Paradox (READ NOW)
  • LA to Vegas 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Master of None 2x08 - Thanksgiving (READ NOW)
  • McMafia 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Orange is the New Black 2x05 - Low Self Esteem City (READ NOW)
  • Scandal 2x02 - The Other Woman (READ NOW)
  • Scandal 2x06 - Spies Like Us (READ NOW)
  • Scandal 2x10 - One for the Dog (READ NOW)
  • Sherlock 2x01 - A Scandal in Belgravia (READ NOW)
  • Enterprise - Bible (READ NOW)
  • Enterprise 3x24 - Zero Hour (READ NOW)
  • The Alienist 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Crown 1x09 - Assassins (READ NOW)
  • The Resident 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Waco 1x01 - The Strangers Across the Street (READ NOW)