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Behold, a complete list of the greatest TV shows for women, ranked by ladies who love to watch television! For stay-at-home mothers or young girls in groups, television shows can be an epic activity and chance to bond with their friends and family. These are the TV series deemed the best for that woman-bonding time.

The demographics of these shows all absolutely include a male audience of all ages, but they will statistically skew towards the fairer gender. Most of the shows feature strong female protagonists or ensembles consisting of memorable female characters. In fact, a lot of the television series literally have the word "girls" in it. One example? Girls.

In addition to the HBO hit, there are girls who are golden, girls who gossip, girls who are broke, a girl who is new, and girls who are... powerpuffs. And where would television be without women like Mary Tyler Moore, Laverne, Shirley, Mindy, Lizzy McGuire, or Gidget? So get the sisterhood together to watch these TV shows in your living rooms. Save the chick flicks for some other time. It's time to snuggle up for some good girly tube time.

 

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Bewitched Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Will & Grace Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Hart of Dixie Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The O.C. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Lizzie McGuire Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine

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thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
thirtysomething Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris

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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

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The New Adventures of Old Chri... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The New Adventures of Old Christine Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater

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That Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
That Girl Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell

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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Mad About You Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Project Runway Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia

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Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Beverly Hills, 90210 Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Dharma & Greg Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray

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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
The Middle Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

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Girls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Girls Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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Felicity is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Felicity Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley