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.

15 October Update

posted 15 Oct 2016, 04:32 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 15 Oct 2016, 11:54 ]

  • American Crime Story 1x05 - The Race Card (READ NOW)
  • American Crime Story 1x06 - Marcia, Marcia, Marcia (READ NOW)
  • Breaking Bad 1x02 - Cat's in the Bag... (READ NOW)
  • Constantine 1x14 - Final Girl (Unaired) (READ NOW)
  • Downton Abbey 6x08 (READ NOW)
  • Episodes 4x09 (READ NOW)
  • Fargo 2x01 - Waiting for Dutch (READ NOW)
  • Fargo 2x08 - Loplop (READ NOW)
  • Fargo 2x10 - Palindrome (READ NOW)
  • Grace and Frankie 1x02 - The Credit Cards (READ NOW)
  • Grace and Frankie 1x13 - The Vows (READ NOW)
  • Justified 5x01 - A Murder of Crowes (READ NOW)
  • Master of None 1x02 - Parents (READ NOW)
  • Masters of Sex 2x02 (READ NOW)
  • Penny Dreadful 2x03 - The Nightcomers (READ NOW)
  • Penny Dreadful 2x09 - And Hell Itself My Only Foe (READ NOW)
  • Penny Dreadful 2x10 - And They Were Enemies (READ NOW)
  • Southland 5x09 - Chaos (READ NOW)
  • The Americans 3x09 - Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? (READ NOW)
  • The Americans 4x13 - Persona Non Grata (READ NOW)
  • The Good Wife 7x22 - End (READ NOW)
  • The Musketeers 1x02 - Sleight of Hand (READ NOW)
  • The Musketeers 1x05 - The Homecoming (READ NOW)
  • The Musketeers 1x06 - The Exiles (READ NOW)
  • The Musketeers 1x07 - A Rebellious Woman (READ NOW)
  • The Musketeers 3x01 - Spoils of War (READ NOW)
  • The Musketeers 3x10 - We Are the Garrison (READ NOW)

2 October Update

posted 2 Oct 2016, 01:57 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 2 Oct 2016, 02:02 ]

  • Atlanta 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Blunt Talk 1x01 - Through Troubles and Into More Troubles - That's My Motto! (READ NOW)
  • Catastrophe 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • I Love Dick 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Kevin Can Wait 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Loosely Exactly Nicole 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Son of Zorn 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Speechless 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Bull 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Designated Survivor 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Falling Water 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Lethal Weapon 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Macgyver 1x01 - The Rising (READ NOW)
  • Notorious 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Pitch 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Queen Sugar 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Exorcist 1x01 - And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee (READ NOW)
  • The Interestings 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • This Is Us 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Wrecked 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)

18 July Update

posted 19 Jul 2016, 10:17 by Lee Thomson

  • Stranger Things 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)

8 July Update

posted 8 Jul 2016, 13:22 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 8 Jul 2016, 13:25 ]

  • Dead of Summer 1x01 - Like a Prayer (READ NOW)

28 June Updates

posted 28 Jun 2016, 12:01 by Lee Thomson

29 April Updates

posted 29 Apr 2016, 04:25 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 29 Apr 2016, 04:51 ]

27 April Updates

posted 27 Apr 2016, 03:07 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 27 Apr 2016, 04:36 ]

25 April Updates

posted 25 Apr 2016, 09:07 by Lee Thomson

  • Containment 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Game Of Silence 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Girlfriend Experience 1x01 - Entry (READ NOW)
  • The Girlfriend Experience 1x02 - A Friend (READ NOW)
  • Hunters 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Detour 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)

10 April Updates

posted 10 Apr 2016, 09:55 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 10 Apr 2016, 10:02 ]

3 April Updates

posted 3 Apr 2016, 05:14 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 3 Apr 2016, 05:48 ]

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