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The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked  

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List Rules Series must be currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

 

Are there any good feminist series and positive female TV shows on air today in 2019? The television landscape is filled with feminist shows any strong woman will love. One of the goals of feminism is to place high profile female characters in television roles where they are in charge. The female protagonists on this list include women who are politicians, doctors, lawyers, CIA agents, writers, wanna-be Queens, scientists, and even superheroes - but which of these shows do feminists like the most?

What’s a feminist, you aks? The simplest definition of feminism is that it’s the pursuit of equality among the sexes. If you think of the traditional television roles of females 50 years ago, you can imagine a lot of doting housewives who stay at home and cater to the demands of their husbands. Even 10 years ago, you would have seen a lot of females scantily dressed playing inferior roles with limited speaking parts. But the times are a-changing, and more and more television shows star strong female characters in lead roles. The best feminist TV shows currently airing new episodes list here feature badass ladies who are getting sh*t done.

There’s still a long way to go in terms of gender equality. However, there are a slew of positive female characters currently on TV. Make your voice heard. Vote up the top current examples of feminist television, or add any other great shows for women that aren't already listed.

 

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
ElijahKaganer added Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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Why Women Kill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Lucy Lui, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Why Women Kill (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American dark comedy-drama web television series created by Marc Cherry. Following the stories of a housewife in the ‘60s, a socialite in the ‘80s and ...more
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A Black Lady Sketch Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis
A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO, 2019) is an American sketch comedy show created, written, and starring Robin Thede. The show will include comedy sketches performed by a regular cast of Black ...more
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Younger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor
Younger (TV Land, 2015) is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. New divorcee Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) finds life difficult at ...more
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Florida Girls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Laura Chinn, Patty Guggenheim, Melanie Field
Florida Girls (Pop, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Four girls living in Small Town, Florida re-examine their lives after their only ambitious friend moves away to follow her
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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery
Charmed (The CW, 2018) is an American fantasy drama television series developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, and a reboot of the 1998 series. After the death of their mother, sisters Macy (Madeleine ...more
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Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Hugh Skinner, Sian Clifford
Fleabag (BBC Three, 2016) is a British comedy series about Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.
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Transparent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Judith Light
Transparent is an American comedy-drama television series produced by Picrow for Amazon Studios that debuted on February 6, 2014. The series was created and directed by Jill Soloway. The story ...more
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The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy
The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former ...more
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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies
Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more
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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim
Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more
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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Amy Schumer and Daniel Powell. Each episode is divided into segments of varying length – ...more
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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
isolanni added H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more
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Feud is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
ElijahKaganer added Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina
Feud (FX, 2017) is an anthology television series developed by Ryan Murphy. The first season centers around the backstage battle between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan ...more
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Angie Tribeca is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
Angie Tribeca Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Rashida Jones
Angie Tribeca is an upcoming American comedy series created by Nancy Carell and Steve Carell. The series, a satire of police procedural shows starring Rashida Jones, was announced by TBS in mid ...more
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SMILF is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked
voting closed at #36 Frankie Shaw, Miguel Gomez, Rosie O'Donnell
SMILF (Showtime, 2017) is an American television comedy series based on Frankie Shaw's short film. A single, 20-something mom (Shaw) struggles to find a happy work-life balance.