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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
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis This show is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
looksharp added Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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2,819 1,066
Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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900 702
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Chickypoo added Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
LanaYoshii added Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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726 630
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Amy Boal added Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
LaurenMcGivern added Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. ...more

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872 618
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring Veronica Mars is an American mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the ...more

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2,044 608
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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1,714 542
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
LaurenMcGivern added Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan 30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more

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328 564
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the ...more

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583 478
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Chickypoo added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts Designing Women is an American television sitcom created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that aired on CBS from September 29, 1986, until May 24, 1993, producing seven seasons and 178 episodes. The ...more

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1,225 562
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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323 442
Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Chickypoo added Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the ...more

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1,042 333
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
ElineHabets added Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
looksharp added Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 25 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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 27 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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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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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 31 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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549 368
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 32 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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1,240 425
Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 33 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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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 34 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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598 408
The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine Lizzie McGuire is an American live-action teen sitcom, which features an animated version of the title character performing soliloquy. The animated sequences were interspersed with the show's ...more

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The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
FrancescaPitt added Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.

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thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
lemonhead added Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris Thirtysomething is an American television drama created by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for ABC. The series follows a group of baby boomers in their late thirties as they go about their ...more

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That Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
penguinchick added Marlo Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, Bernie Kopell That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New ...more

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 41 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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1,057 117
The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 42 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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182 320
The New Adventures of Old Chri... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Clark Gregg, Hamish Linklater The New Adventures of Old Christine is an American sitcom television series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It originally ran on CBS from March 13, 2006 to May 12, 2010, completing five seasons. ...more

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469 356
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 44 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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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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 46 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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256 272
Dharma & Greg is listed (or ranked) 47 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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2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Felicity is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest TV Shows for Women
Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley Felicity is an American prime time television drama series that was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves and produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for The WB Television ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 50 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