Top 20 TV Writers To Follow On Twitter

by Jason Hellerman - updated on September 16, 2019

Let's face it: social media can be the ultimate distraction and often it's what gets us off the track of writing. Still, if you're going to waste time it's better to try and make it productive. These TV writers are active tweeters, sometimes giving a glimpse at what it's like to be in a room, other times sharing funny pictures, articles, and the obligatory food porn.

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Check out these Top 20 TV writers to follow on Twitter so when you're wasting time . . . it matters.

Dave Iserson - @davidiserson - writer for Mad Men, New Girl, and SNL as well as the author of the YA book Firecracker.

Lena Dunham - @lenadunham - writer of Tiny Furniture, Girls, and a New York Times best-selling author. 

Liz Meriwether - @lizmeriwether - showrunner of New Girl and writer of the film No Strings Attached

Donald Glover - @donaldglover - when he's not dropping new rap albums Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover wrote for 30 Rock, Derrick Comedy, and continues to work on his own material. 

Kay Cannon - @KayKayCannon - Writing credits include 30 Rock, New Girl, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2; a huge voice on Twitter.

John Mulaney - @mulaney - Star of his new sitcom on Fox, Mulaney started as a writer on SNL.

Shawn Ryan - @ShawnRyanTV - Writer for The Shield, The Unit, Terriers, The Chicago Code, Last Resort, Lie To Me, Angel, and Nash Bridges. Much like the variety of his writing, his tweets range from sports, to fan art, and everyday life.

Emily Spivey - @spivey_e - Best known for creating the series Up All Night. She previously worked as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2010.

Damon Lindelof - @DamonLindeIof - LOST Alumni who now runs The Leftovers. If that's not enough, he's got Tomorrowland coming out next year.

Harris Wittels - @twittels and @humblebrag - a writer for Parks and Rec who also created the Humblebrag meme.

Adam F. Goldberg - @adamfgoldberg - creator and showrunner of one of the hottest sitcoms on TV. He shares extras from the room, his youth, and answers fan's questions. 

Patrick Walsh - @thepatrickwalsh - Writer on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and 2 Broke Girls

Scott Aukerman - @ScottAukerman - host of Comedy Bang Bang, writer, and performer. An innovator of online and new content.

Amy Schumer - @amyschumer - Actress, writer, comedian, what doesn't Amy do?  

Jordan Peele - @JordanPeele - one half of dynamic duo Key and Peele.

Keegan-Michael Key - @KeeganMKey - the other half of Key and Peele - they're writing, acting, and taking over TV. 

Chris Hardwicke - @nerdist - the head Nerdist himself. Chris runs some amazing podcasts, @midnight, and really focuses in on talking with creatives, talent, and executives - a real window into the industry.

Carrie Brownstein - @Carrie_Rachel - creator and writer on Portlandia, hilarious tweets, excellent sketches, and the occasional costume.

Glen Howerton - @GlennHowerton - Creator, actor, and writer on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Glen is incredibly active online and one of the most fun accounts.

Mindy Kaling - @mindykaling - Creator, writer, showrunner, and all around star, Mindy has conquered the screen as of late. She's one of the most active users, frequently giving us inside looks at the room as well as fashion, her friends, and snippets of living in the limelight.

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