Television scripts, at least the ones that are funny – or, are supposed to be funny – are written mostly by a group of writers. One writer will write the first draft, usually, but that's after days and days of working out the story and coming up with act breaks and a lot of group collaboration. Eventually a writer will take home a pile of notes and shape it all into a script, and that writer will get the screen credit (and the script fee) but it's all mostly a group effort...
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