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Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:04 am | Updated: 7:14 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

LOS ANGELES - The writing teams for the new ABC medical show "Grey's Anatomy" and the NBC comedies "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office" scored double nominations Tuesday from the Writers Guild of America.

The guild's awards for 2005 for the first time include categories recognizing overall excellence in the writing of episodic series. The awards for dramas, comedies and new series will be presented to all writers of the winning series.

The awards will be presented Feb. 4 at ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

The 12-person writing team of "Grey's Anatomy," which centers on surgical intern Meredith Grey, was nominated in the dramatic and new series categories.

The 11-person writing team of NBC's "The Office," which is based on the BBC hit lampooning the 9-to-5 world, was nominated in the comedy and new series categories.

The 13-person writing team of "My Name is Earl," which chronicles the title character's attempts to redeem himself, also was nominated in the comedy and new series categories. The show also received a nomination for a single writer for its pilot.

In the comedy series category, HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" earned a nomination for its single writer, Larry David, who also stars in the comedy.

Nominations also were announced for single episodes in the drama, comedy, animation and long-form categories.

Fox's long-running animation show "The Simpsons" swept its category with six nominations.

Nominations among 21 television and radio categories included:

- Dramatic series: "Deadwood," HBO; "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; "Lost," ABC; "Six Feet Under," HBO; "The West Wing," NBC.

- Comedy series: "Arrested Development," Fox; "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; "Entourage," HBO; "My Name Is Earl," NBC; "The Office," NBC.

- New series: "Everybody Hates Chris," UPN; "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; "My Name Is Earl," NBC; "The Office," NBC; "Rome," HBO.

- Episodic drama: "Autopsy," "House," Fox; "A Good Day," "The West Wing," NBC; "Grave Danger," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS; "Normal is the Watchword," "Veronica Mars," UPN; "Rhea Reynold," "Nip/Tuck," FX; "Singing for Our Lives," "Six Feet Under," HBO.

- Episodic comedy: "Diversity Day," "The Office," NBC; "Exile on Main Street" pilot, "Kitchen Confidential," Fox; "Motivational Speaker," "Malcolm in the Middle," Fox; "Next," "Desperate Housewives," ABC; "My Name is Earl" pilot, "My Name is Earl," NBC; "You Can't Miss the Bear" pilot, "Weeds," Showtime.

- Long form, original: "Dirt," Showtime; "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear," TNT; "The Reading Room," Hallmark; "Warm Springs," HBO.

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