Sponsored
14.6k voters

The Greatest TV Shows for Women

Updated February 5, 2021 107.6k votes 14.6k voters 1.0m views220 items

List RulesVote up and add all of your favorite shows geared towards women.

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.

Photo:
...more
  • Friends1
    2,817
    1,241

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Amazon buy button

    More Friends 

    14 'Friends' Fan Theories That Are Just Crazy Enough To Be TrueThe Best Characters On 'Friends,' Ranked

  • Grey's Anatomy2
    2,101
    739

    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

    Amazon buy button

    More Grey's Anatomy 

    The Best 'Grey's Anatomy' Seasons#17 of 73 The Best Current TV Shows For Women, Ranked

  • Gilmore Girls3
    2,103
    993

    Gilmore Girls

    Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel

    Premiered2000

    Amazon buy button

    More Gilmore Girls 

    All of the Love Interests on Gilmore Girls, Ranked'Gilmore Girls' Memes That Give Us All The Feels And Make Us Want To Binge Watch Again

  • Pretty Little Liars4
    1,845
    758

    Pretty Little Liars

    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

    Premiered2010

    Amazon buy button

    More Pretty Little Liars 

    The Best Pretty Little Liars Characters#10 of 114 The Best Dramas On HBO Max

  • Game of Thrones5
    1,288
    551

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011-04-17

    Amazon buy button

    More Game of Thrones 

    The Most Satisfying 'Game of Thrones' DeathsThe Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones

  • Gossip Girl6
    2,479
    754

    Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

    Premiered2007

    Amazon buy button

    More Gossip Girl 

    The Most Ridiculous Storylines 'Gossip Girl' Writers Ever Came Up With#309 of 397 The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

  • Desperate Housewives7
    1,676
    925

    Desperate Housewives

    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman

    Premiered2004

    Amazon buy button

    More Desperate Housewives 

    The Best Episodes of 'Desperate Housewives'#18 of 277 The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time

  • New Girl8
    1,384
    754

    New Girl

    Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson

    Premiered2011

    Amazon buy button

    More New Girl 

    Schmidt's Best One-Liners From 'New Girl'#132 of 449 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

  • How I Met Your Mother9
    1,238
    663

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

    Amazon buy button

    More How I Met Your Mother 

    Legendary 'How I Met Your Mother' Fan TheoriesAll Of Ted's Significant Others In 'How I Met Your Mother'

  • The Vampire Diaries10
    1,526
    609

    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

    Amazon buy button

    More The Vampire Diaries 

    The Best Seasons of 'The Vampire Diaries'#6 of 35 These Teen Screams Are Your Watchlist Dreams: The Best Of Teen Horror TV

  • Orange Is the New Black11
    1,627
    915

    Orange Is the New Black

    Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon

    Premiered2013

    Amazon buy button

    More Orange Is the New Black 

    The Best Characters on Orange Is the New Black, Ranked#60 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

  • Hart of Dixie12
    1,203
    468

    Hart of Dixie

    Rachel Bilson, Jaime King

    Premiered2011

    Amazon buy button

    More Hart of Dixie 

    The Best Seasons of Hart of Dixie#86 of 284 The Best Female-Led TV Shows

  • The Golden Girls13
    1,155
    734

    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

    Amazon buy button

    More The Golden Girls 

    Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From 'The Golden Girls'#1 of 33 20+ 1980s Sitcoms That Will Still Make You Laugh

  • Sex and the City14
    2,387
    1,511

    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

    Premiered1998

    Amazon buy button

    More Sex and the City 

    The Funniest 'Sex & The City' Quotes About Life During A Pandemic#175 of 309 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit15
    636
    349

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

    Amazon buy button

    More Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 

    The Most Infuriating 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' Tropes#11 of 70 The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer16
    1,394
    1,028

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan

    Premiered1997

    Amazon buy button

    More Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

    All Of The Behind-The-Scenes Drama From 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' And 'Angel'#7 of 32 The Best UPN Shows

  • The Originals17
    594
    317

    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    Amazon buy button

    More The Originals 

    #107 of 403 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time#76 of 85 The Worst TV Spin-Offs

  • The Good Wife18
    808
    463

    The Good Wife

    Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth

    Premiered2009

    Amazon buy button

    More The Good Wife 

    The Best Seasons of The Good Wife#13 of 24 The Dark On-Set Drama Behind The Scenes Of Hit TV Shows

  • I Love Lucy19
    662
    500

    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

    Amazon buy button

    More I Love Lucy 

    The Complicated And Dark History Of Lucille Ball And Desi Arnaz's Marriage#3 of 45 The Best CBS Comedies of All Time

  • True Blood20
    509
    329

    True Blood

    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

    Premiered2008

    Amazon buy button

    More True Blood 

    The Best True Blood Characters of All Time#11 of 102 The Best HBO Original Series

  • Veronica Mars21
    876
    684

    Veronica Mars

    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III

    Premiered2004

    Amazon buy button

    More Veronica Mars 

    All The Insanely Famous People Who Guest Starred On Veronica Mars#132 of 141 The Funniest Shows To Watch When You're Stoned

  • Orphan Black22
    410
    292

    Orphan Black

    Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce

    Premiered2013

    Amazon buy button

    More Orphan Black 

    Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Orphan Black'#277 of 339 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

  • Will & Grace23
    569
    427

    Will & Grace

    Eric McCormack, Debra Messing

    Premiered1998

    Amazon buy button

    More Will & Grace 

    The Best Characters on Will & Grace, Ranked#167 of 297 The Best Duos of All Time

  • 2 Broke Girls24
    664
    490

    2 Broke Girls

    Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs

    Premiered2011

    Amazon buy button

    More 2 Broke Girls 

    #58 of 78 The Best CBS Shows of All Time#26 of 52 The Best Single Woman Sitcoms

  • Parenthood25
    569
    387

    Parenthood

    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham

    Premiered2010

    Amazon buy button

    More Parenthood 

    The Best Seasons of Parenthood#58 of 64 The Best Serial Dramas of the 21st Century