Twitter’s impact on television has been profound in the last few years.
Actors are encouraged to live-tweet while their shows are airing, networks have PR accounts, show accounts, writers’ room accounts and there are enough parody accounts to make you question what is and isn’t real in the social media sphere. The reality is: Twitter is becoming big business for TV. Studies have shown that flurries of tweets and trending hashtags can at times help boost live ratings and Forbes used its cover to question whether Twitter can save live TV or vice-versa.
Before the almighty dollar wins out and Twitter is oversaturated with ads, we want to recognize what makes the social network our favorite TV-watching companion. The people! The funny people, the creative people, the informative people, the superheroes, the bad guys, the troublemakers, the overly opinionated, and all the rest of the golden gods of TV Twitter. The shows don’t end when the credits roll anymore and geeks like us can thank the internet for keeping us busy.
Using an admittedly unscientific format by polling our reviewers and picking our favorites, we put together the 75 best Twitter accounts for TV fans to follow. That means we left a ton of great Tweeters out in the cold, and for that we are sorry. Please point those people out in our comments section.
This list was curated by Chris Longo, Mike Cecchini, Daniel Kurland and includes submissions from Den of Geek contributors John Saavedra, Megan Crouse, Nick Harley, Alec Bojalad and Bridget LaMonica. The accounts are not ranked or in any particular order because that would be exhausting and unfair, so we broke it up by sections: Talent, Resources, Network and Other.
And now here are your 75 Best TV Twitter accounts…
Keep your eye on the Breaking Bad writer who will serve as showrunner for Better Call Saul.
Between Community and Rick and Morty, Harmon is a must-follow showrunner for 2015.
ABC’s influential showrunner owns an entire Thursday night block and an army of loyal Twitter followers.
The Hannibal showrunner loves to interact with fans and retweet fan art.
Follow the Agents of SHIELD creator and Avengers director for tweets like “Rejected Avengers 2” titles.
She plays “Donna” on Parks and Recreation and often live tweets shows that she’s watching.
He’s not the most frequent tweeter, but his Nathan for You behind-the-scenes tweets add to an already brillant show.
Following one half of Key and Peele is a must for comedy fans.
If you’re going to follow one half, you should probably also follow the other.
The New Girl and 30 Rock writer has plenty of industry insight and some excellent mom tweets.
The League funnyman has proven his writing chops and brings his unique style to Twitter.
Duplass’ wife and The League co-star is no slouch either. Judge for yourself who wins the battle for Twitter supremacy in the Duplass-Aselton household. Bonus points for a great handle.
After a headline-making year, the Girls star won’t shy away from speaking her mind in 2015.
Let’s face it: We can all use a little New Girl even when it’s not Tuesday night, so follow the brains behind it.
SNL‘s rising star makes us feel like we’re with him in Studio 8H.
H. Jon Benjamin
Archer, Bob’s Burger and an imaginative, hilarious Twitter feed.
Don’t miss out on random thoughts from the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress and comedian.
The rising star of 2014 is set to take over the world in 2015.
Review was named one of the best shows of 2014, and now Andrew Daly has been named a Tweeter to watch for 2015.
Treat yo’ self to a hearty dose of the comedian and Parks and Rec actor’s tweets.
Tweeting a picture of your Troll Foot with One Direction lands you in the Top 75.
The Always Sunny actor is the self-proclaimed “Golden God of Twitter.”
The Scandal star is the Golden Goddess of Twitter.
Nick Kroll and his comedian friends know how to have a good time on Twitter.
You can see how Community has built such a loyal following when you follow one of its lead actresses in Jacobs.
The English actor and writer has recently shown up in Game of Thrones.
On the short list for funniest female on Twitter.
Yes, even Gotham‘s Alfred is into social media these days.
Marvel fans should get acquainted with this Agents of SHIELD writer.
Because being a dick can be an art form.
Fans can’t get enough of the Bravo host.
The Jersey Belle star is Bravo’s next big thing.
Shark Tank‘s bad boy brings his Mr. Wonderful-isms to Twitter.
Bringing The Tonight Show into the social sphere has paid off to the tune of 19 million followers for Fallon.
This Jimmy isn’t bad either.
The New Yorker TV Critic.
Grantland.com TV critic.
HitFixTV Critic, What’s Alan Watching Blog.
Former A.V. Club scribe, current Vox culture editor.
Senior Entertainment Reporter for Seat42F.com.
Entertainment Weekly TV critic.
Founder and EIC of TVline.com.
HitFix Managing Editor.
The Hollywood Reporter
A go-to source for breaking entertainment industry news.
Hollywood’s entertainment business trade magazine.
Usually breaking the news before anyone else.
UK Comedy News
A worthwhile look for fans of British comedy.
TV By the Numbers
The best place to find weekly TV ratings.
My Tracking Board
Industry source for info on “Spec Scripts, Script Sales, Industry Jobs, Talent Attachments, OWAs & Exec Moves.”
Network, Show and Creative Accounts
The Walking Dead AMC
A must follow account on Sunday nights.
Green Arrow TV
A news source for fans of The CW’s Green Arrow.
Quotes, pictures and behind-the-scenes episode goodies straight from South Park Studios.
Comedy Bang Bang
The account perfectly compliments the humor in the show.
Making Twitter a little funnier since 2009.
Network accounts can be pretty dry, but The CW has fun with its content.
The network’s ambitious content strategy for 2015 should have the TV fans excited to tune into the sci-fi world.
El Rey Network
A promising first year for Robert Rodriguez’s network has us looking forward to its content in 2015.
Constantine Writers’ Room
Any good HellBlazer should be plugged into Constantine’s writers’ room.
Because they can write… fast.
Arrow Production Office
Cool notes, pictures and fan art from the Arrow Production team.
Your answer to: “What if Seinfeld was still on air?”
Archer parody account.
The Newsroom is no longer, but we still need someone to tell us how to do the news the right way.
’80s Don Draper
Potential Mad Men spinoff?
Star Wars Rebels social media guru and the voice of the Rebels Recon.
Daily high-quality fan artwork of your favorite TV characters.
And the bonus accounts:
Den of Geek US
Our lovely little website. Movies, TV, Comics, Games and more. You know the deal.
Den of Geek (UK)
The original Den of Geek, our sister site, and our friends from across the pond.
Did we miss some of your favorite accounts? Let us know in the comment section. Happy tweeting in 2015!