The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV

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List Criteria: Most beautiful women appearing in current prime time TV shows on a major US TV network.

The sexiest girls from current primetime network television, ranked by – yes – hotness. These women found an audience of enthusiastic men after starring on popular network TV programs, and have remained staples of magazine covers (particularly men's magazines or so-called "lad mags"), the late night talk show circuit and even major Hollywood films ever since. Blake Lively turned being the "Gossip Girl" into a career in blockbuster films, while Alison Brie appears frequently on talk shows and in alt-comedy circuits following her breakthrough role in "Community." Plus, she also appears on the basic cable drama "Mad Men." Not to mention "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel, who has become the icon and standard-bearer for adorkable girls everywhere!

But who are the MOST attractive women to make their name on primetime television? It can be a challenging question when you consider not just how many beautiful TV actresses are out there, but how different and varied their styles and sensibilities are. Is there an intelligent way to put Sofia Vergara's beauty up against, say Dianna Agron? Or to truly compare "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan? Or to quantify the natural gifts of "2 Broke Girls" ingenue Kat Dennings? (No, not like that!) It's just going to be subjective. Hence, this list, determining the Ranker Community's overall picks for hottest primetime TV starlets. Have at it!

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    Jacoba Francisca Maria "Cobie" Smulders-Killam is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Robin Scherbatsky on the television series How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
    • Profession: Model, Actor
    • Credits: How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron
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    Katharine Hope McPhee is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. She gained fame as the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies. The album's ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Scorpion, The House Bunny, Shark Night 3D, You May Not Kiss the Bride
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    Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical drama series Nashville. A native of New York, she first appeared in a commercial at the age of 11 months.more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Palisades, USA, New York
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Racing Stripes, Heroes, A Bug's Life, Nashville
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    Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian TV series Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the sci-fi crime series Haven, Kara Zor-El in the American TV series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V. In ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Ted, This Means War, Instant Star, Bitten
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    Minka Dumont Kelly is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in the TV series Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Charlie's Angels. She is also known for her role in The Roommate. She appeared in the 2013 film The Butler as Jackie Kennedy, and in the Fox TV series Almost Human.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: (500) Days of Summer, Just Go with It, Friday Night Lights, The Roommate
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    Jennifer Morrison is a television producer.more

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    • Profession: Television producer
    • Credits: Football Night in America
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    Olivia Wilde is an American actress, producer, and model. She has appeared in several television series including The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House. She has appeared in the films Alpha Dog, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Year One, Tron: Legacy, The Change-Up, In Time, People Like Us, Her, and has ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Writer, Film Director
    • Credits: Rush, In Time, TRON: Legacy, House M.D.
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    Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.more

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    • Age: age 27
    • Birthplace: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, 30 Rock, American Reunion, Sex Drive
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