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List Rules 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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Kaley Cuoco


Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Kaley Christine Cuoco-Sweeting is an American actress, known for her roles as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, Billie Jenkins on the final season of the supernatural drama series Charmed and Penny on the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory for which she won a Critics' Choice ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Camarillo, California, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Singer Presenter

Credits: The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, The Wedding Ringer

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204 people just voted on Elisha Cuthbert


Elisha Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She began her career as the host of the Canadian children's television series Popular Mechanics for Kids. Since then, her best known television roles have been Kim Bauer on the Fox action-thriller series 24 and Alex Kerkovich on the ABC comedy ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting, Presenter

Credits: 24, The Girl Next Door, House of Wax, Happy Endings

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#25 on Celebrities You Feel Like You Know

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Nina Dobrev


Nina Dobrev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian Canadian actress and model. She played the role of Mia Jones, the single teenage mother, on Degrassi: The Next Generation, from the show's sixth to ninth season. Since 2009 she has starred as Elena Gilbert on The CW's supernatural drama, The Vampire Diaries. ...more

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Age: 26

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Profession: Gymnast, Model, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: The Vampire Diaries, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Let's Be Cops, Chloe

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#17 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#16 on Celebrity Couples We Are Rooting For

#54 on Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?

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Jennifer Love Hewitt


Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Ghost Whisperer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Hardly Wait

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#84 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#22 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

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#4 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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169 people just voted on Sofía Vergara


Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, comedienne, producer, television host, model and businesswoman. Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Model, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Modern Family, Four Brothers, Chef, The Smurfs

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#5 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

#3 on Your Favorite Hispanic Celebrities

#45 on Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?

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154 people just voted on Rachel Bilson


Rachel Bilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Rachel Sarah Bilson is an American actress. Bilson grew up in a California show business family, and made her television debut in 2003, subsequently becoming well known for playing Summer Roberts on the prime-time drama series The O.C. Bilson made her film debut in the 2006 film The Last Kiss and ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: Hart of Dixie, Jumper, The O.C., Waiting for Forever

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Cobie Smulders


Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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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: 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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#27 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Mila Kunis


Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hottest Girls on Primetime TV
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Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Black Swan, That '70s Show, Ted, Friends with Benefits

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#20 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#30 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#28 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#51 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

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