i wrote a spec of The Office in feb, and now i’m working on one for How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM). i finished the outline and sent it to some friends to review first, and after getting positive feedback, i’m ready to start writing pages.
the format is different for each show, so you really have to do research and read the actual script. if you can’t make it down to the writer’s guild library in LA, then you should buy scripts online. transcripts don’t count. you need to see how the show is formatted, how many pages it runs, what the names of the locations are, etc. don’t skip this step! do the research and read and analyze actual scripts of the show you’re writing for.