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Female-Led CW Shows

The CW has hosted some truly great female-led shows, from the seminal hit Gilmore Girls to slightly edgier addition Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Shows like Black-ish: Black TV Comedies

Black comedians star in these shows including hits like Atlanta and Black-ish and the lesser-known British gem Chewing Gum--including all the comedies highlighted in the Oprah Magazine must-watch Black TV show list.

Dramas Celebrating Female Friendship

These dramas and dramadies span continents, centuries, and setting, but all focus on enduring friendships between women--these series pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.

Lighthearted Ensemble Comedies

If you are looking for cynical humor, look elsewhere--these shows feature goodhearted characters with great chemistry and limited snark.

Shows like Revenge: Modern Takes on the Classic Soap Opera

These shows take their inspiration from the classic soap opera formula of focusing on relationships within families, friends, and co-workers, spicing things up with plenty of intrigue, romance, power struggles, personal feuds, secrets and lies, and periodically lapsing into sentimentality and melodrama.

Shows Like Girlfriends: Women of Color Sitcoms

An eclectic bunch of sitcoms that follow tight-knit groups of African-American women as they face the trials, tribulations, and delights of life together.

Gal Pal Comedies

These comedies ace the Bechdel test, and depict the funny side of friendships between women.

Shows like Sex and the City: Inspired by Sex and the City

Sex-positive, fashionable, and urban are the three musts for the stars in this list of shows inspired by Sex and the City.

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