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.

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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.

10 May Update

posted 10 May 2017, 10:08 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 10 May 2017, 10:09 ]

2 April Update

posted 2 Apr 2017, 06:58 by Lee Thomson

  • Breaking Bad 1x03 - ...And The Bag's In The River (READ NOW)
  • Breaking Bad 1x04 - Cancer Man (READ NOW)
  • Breaking Bad 1x06 - Crazy Handful Of Nothin' (READ NOW)
  • Breaking Bad 1x07 - A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal (READ NOW)
  • Breaking Bad 5x14 - Ozymandias (READ NOW)
  • Breaking Bad 5x16 - Felina (READ NOW)

30 March Update

posted 30 Mar 2017, 11:58 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 30 Mar 2017, 11:59 ]

11 February Update

posted 11 Feb 2017, 04:03 by Lee Thomson

4 February Update

posted 4 Feb 2017, 01:54 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 11 Feb 2017, 04:02 ]

  • Training Day 1x01 - Apocalypse Now (READ NOW)
  • Riverdale 1x01 - The Rivers Edge (READ NOW)
  • Powerless 1x01 - Pilot (Original) (READ NOW)
  • Six 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)

28 January Update

posted 28 Jan 2017, 04:12 by Lee Thomson

9 January Update

posted 9 Jan 2017, 13:09 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 9 Jan 2017, 13:11 ]

12 November Update

posted 12 Nov 2016, 08:24 by Lee Thomson   [ updated 12 Nov 2016, 08:40 ]

  • American Housewife 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Berlin Station 1x01 - The Absence of Something is Something (READ NOW)
  • Chance 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Channel Zero 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Dirk Gently 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Dirk Gently 1x02 - Lost and Found (READ NOW)
  • Eyewitness 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Frequency 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Goliath 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Inside No.9 1x01 - Sardines (READ NOW)
  • Inside No.9 1x02 - A Quiet Night In (READ NOW)
  • Inside No.9 2x02 - The 12 Days Of Christine (READ NOW)
  • London Spy Ep1 (READ NOW)
  • Man With A Plan 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • No Tomorrow 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Peaky Blinders 1x01 (READ NOW)
  • Peaky Blinders 2x01 (READ NOW)
  • People Of Earth 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Pure Genius 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • Rick and Morty 1x02 - Lawnmower Dog (READ NOW)
  • Rick and Morty 1x04 - M. Night Shaym-Aliens (READ NOW)
  • Rick and Morty 1x05 - Meeseeks and Destroy (READ NOW)
  • Rick and Morty 1x06 - Rick Potion 9 (READ NOW)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show Lets Do The Timewarp Again (READ NOW)
  • The Game - Episode One (READ NOW)
  • The Great Indoors 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)
  • The Missing Episode 1 (READ NOW)
  • Timeless 1x01 - Pilot (READ NOW)

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)

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