WGA noms: HBO couldn't have scripted it any better

NBC has 4 shows in new series race

The writers and execs at HBO should be happy.

The premium cabler was the only television network with writers nominated from two shows apiece both in the dramatic and comedy series categories of the Writers Guild Awards, which announced TV and radio nominations Wednesday.

Writers on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost" also were among those nominated in the dramatic series category, joined by scribes from HBO's "Deadwood" and "The Sopranos" and Fox's "24." Writers on HBO's "Entourage" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" figured in comedy noms, along with those from NBC's "30 Rock" and "The Office" and Fox's "Arrested Development."

NBC dominated the new series category, with noms for writers on its "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights," "Heroes" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," along with ABC's "Ugly Betty."

Nominations in film categories of the Writers Guild Awards are scheduled to be released Jan. 11.

The 2007 Writers Guild Awards are set for Feb. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, with a simultaneous gala set for the Hudson Theater of the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York.

A complete list of nominees can be found at www.hollywoodreporter.com.