Women are trending right now. Big booties are shaking everywhere from JLo to Nikki Minaj, ironically proclaiming girl power throughout the land. It just came out this week that the first ever female only cab driving service, created by, who else, women will unleash its force upon city streets everywhere. And nowhere is fierce, female power more prevalent then in fall tv shows. The fall lineup boasts a huge array of female driven programs. Throughout them all, different types of women are illustrated, whether it’s the tough cop, the laywer, or, the biggest tv shows trend of the sesaon; strong women who also happen to be a hot mess. There is no feminism without a little self deprecation. I don’t know how many of these will still be around by next season, but here are 5 fall tv shows that are showing us who’s boss. While the music stars are busy showing off their well toned booties, here are 5 female tv characters who will be kicking ass instead.
1. The Mysteries of Laura. Debra Messing’s new shop where she plays a hard edged cop, and single mom to two boys. It’s grace meets Olivia from Svu. Whether or not this show’s success is in the cards is yet to be seen, but in any event, it’s nice to see Debra Messing back on tv. Wednesdays, NBC.click for more
2. How To Get Away with Murder. Shondra Rhimes is back with a extra talky, extra snarky, new show. How to get away with murder actually looks pretty entertaining, mainly because Viola Davis’s defense lawyer and teacher looks especially villianous. Premieres Abc, Sept 25th.
3. Madam Secretary. Continuing to corner the fall tv show market on high powered women who can “have it all”, comes yet another drama on that exact topic. Tea Leoni is also making a big comeback in Madam Secretary, which stars the actress in the lead role, balancing politics and family. Sundays, on Cbs.click for more on cbs.com
4. Bad Judge. Kate Walsh, in a starring role as a high powered judge by day, and bad girl by night. Looking for Mr. Goodbar meets Bad Teacher. I’m seeing a pattern of strong women, trying to balance all facets of their life, and is this case, their possible double life. Nbc, Thursdays.click for more
5. Veep. The ultimate female on television right now; Julia Louis-Dreyfus is coming off her 3rd consecutive Emmy win for playing vice president, and now president, Selina Meyer. I was slow to come around on this show, but its fourth season, it seems sure to prove it will be sharper then ever.
Honorable mention to my girl, Mariska Hargitay for being the ultimate female bad-ass and paving the way for all female tv cops.