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The Best Single Woman Sitcoms

Updated February 25, 2021 5.3k votes 622 voters 40.0k views52 items

List RulesComedy TV shows that feature single or divorced female protagonists

List of the best single woman sitcoms. The greatest television sitcoms starring freedom-loving females in the lead are all ranked here. The two booms of sitcoms about "all the single ladies," to steal a Beyonce quote, occurred decades apart.

The first took place in the summer of 1996 thanks to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clueless, Townies, and some other awesome shows that have been canceled. Nearly two decades later, mass audiences are watching the trials, tribulations, and hilarious dating misadventures of single girls and their friends on shows like New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, and The Mindy Project. If you are tired of watching shows about bachelors looking for love or lust, check out the bachelorettes on the TV shows listed below. These are strong female leads -- meaning both the characters and the performances are top notch -- and, back in the day, revolutionized the feminist movement. But history aside, these hilarious sitcoms about single women on the prowl, or trying to avoid the prowl, will entertain men and women alike.

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    Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs

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    Lena Dunham, Allison Williams

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    Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III

    Premiered2015

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    Roseanne Barr, John Goodman

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    Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks

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    Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan

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    Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski

    Premiered1995

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    Kyra Sedgwick, Joey Bragg

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    Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields

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    cloris leachman

    Premiered1975

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  • American Woman39
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    Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari

    Premiered2018

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    Caroline in the City

    Lea Thompson, Malcolm Gets

    Premiered1995

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    Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge

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    Stacey Dash, Denise Vasi

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    Sarah Silverman, Tim Curry

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    Blair Brown, James Greene

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    Teri Garr, Shelley Long

    Premiered1993

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    Nancy Travis, David Clennon

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    Alicia Silverstone, Lake Bell

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    Jenny McCarthy, Heather Dubrow

    Premiered1997

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    Leslie Bibb, Leah Remini

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