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The Greatest TV Shows for Women  

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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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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
lemonhead added Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett
Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. It originally ran on CBS from September ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more
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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
LanaYoshii added Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles
The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009. The series was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It stars Julianna ...more
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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Chickypoo added Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin
Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more
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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams
Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011 to March 27, 2015. The series, created by Leila Gerstein, stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Puzzler added Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more
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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher
The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. The ...more
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
milimotwani added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more
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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard
Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which ...more
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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz
The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by ...more
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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
matthewhoward586 added Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in ...more
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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
renaymo added Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more
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Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray
Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got ...more
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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine
Lizzie McGuire (Disney Channel, 2001) is an American live-action teen sitcom. Lizzie (Hilary Duff) has a sarcastic animated alter ego that represents her feelings and talks to Lizzie as she goes ...more
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Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry
Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama series that originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States, and subsequently ...more
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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
looksharp added Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley
Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as ...more
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Girls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke
Girls is an American television series that premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living ...more
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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia
Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime, previously on the Bravo Network, created by Eli Holzman which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. ...more
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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris
2 Broke Girls is an American television sitcom created for Warner Bros. Television by Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings. It premiered in the United States on CBS on September 2011, and ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
renaymo added Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
looksharp added Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott
The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more
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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, ...more
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Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
StephanieCatherineSchmidt added Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho
Drop Dead Diva is an American legal comedy-drama/fantasy television series that aired on Lifetime from July 12, 2009 to June 22, 2014. The series was created by Josh Berman and produced by Sony ...more