Women are taking over fall TV this year and we couldn’t be happier. Ladies, let’s bask in the glory of these 10 shows that put us in the forefront!
Who: Laura Dern, Luke Wilson
What: There have been some great female driven shows on cable TV. Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, The Big C, and Weeds dominate awards and critics’ praise. Now HBO jumps on the bandwagon with this series about a woman who has a nervous breakdown among co-workers and decides to turn her life around physically and spiritually.
Who: Rachel Bilson, Scott Porter
What: The O.C.’s Rachel Bilson is back on TV with this new fish-out-of-water series. Bilson is all grown up this time around and plays a doctor who has to move to a small Southern town to practice medicine after she loses out on a fellowship in New York. The poor city girl doesn’t think she can learn anything from her new rural home, but of course that’s not true.
Where: The CW
Who: Zooey Deschanel
What: Have you ever found your boyfriend cheating on you? In your apartment? Well that’s what happens to Zooey Deschanel as Jess in this quirky comedy. What does Jess do after this setback? She moves in with three guys and shows off her adorable personality to the world.
Who: Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly, Annie Illonzeh
What: This one is a given. After a monster hit show and two blockbuster movies, why wouldn’t they give Charlie’s Angels another go? Each actress takes on the iconic roles with their own spin—the girls play a street racer, a former Miami cop, and a rich thief, respectively.
Who: Maria Bello
What: Yes, this is a new police procedural. Not excited? Well, it’s a remake of a British series starring Helen Mirren as a no-nonsense detective who battles with the male-dominated world of Scotland Yard. Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello takes over this remake and adds a gritty New York City vibe to her already strong character.
Who: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe
What: Brothers and Sisters’ star Emily VanCamp plays the mysterious Emily Thorne who comes to the Hamptons to get long overdue revenge against the woman who destroyed her father’s life. Emily will do anything to fulfill her goal—including manipulating her enemy’s son to get closer to the elite Grayson family.
Who: Sarah Michelle Gellar
What: The badass TV veteran plays estranged twins Bridget and Siobhan. Bridget is on the run from the mob while Siobhan lives an upper class seemingly perfect life. After a sister-bonding trip results in Siobhan’s disappearance, Bridget takes over her sister’s identity to escape from her problems. But Siobhan has problems of her own. Who knew that having a sibling could be this hard?
Where: The CW
Who: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Gale Harold
What: Like the Vampire Diaries? Then watch this new dark drama with the same attitude. The series focuses on Cassie, a girl who moves to a small town after her mother "accidentally" dies in a fire. Of course, there’s a twist: Cassie finds out that she and others in her new community are witches. What's more—her mother’s death was not an accident. (Shocker!)
Where: The CW
Who: Jane Levy, Jeremy Sisto
What: When you’re a teenager, if anything bad happens it feels like the biggest problem in the world. But when Tessa’s father moves her out of New York City and into a quaint suburb, it's the end of the world. The town is too perfect, while Tessa and her father are really not. This comedy explores Tessa trying to keep her rebellious spirit in her new Stepford Wives-style digs.
Who: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs
What: At one time or another, we’ve all probably dealt with having a less than comfortable amount of money in our bank accounts. Therefore, this show about two girls with nothing should hit close to home. Max has always worked for every penny. Caroline recently lost her fortune when her dad got arrested for a Ponzi scheme.