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Women Comedy Creators Soar This Season on TV

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood October 11, 2011 at 2:21AM

Something is happening on TV and we need to acknowledge it.
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Something is happening on TV and we need to acknowledge it.

First, all the new shows that are breaking out this season are comedies. That hasn't happened for a long time.

Second, those comedies are all created (or co-created) by WOMEN.

The New Girl which is best rated show of the season was created by Elizabeth Meriwether.
Two Broke Girls - created by Whitney Cummings and Michael Patrick King.
Whitney - created by Whitney Cummings
Up All Night - created by Emily Spivey

These are the only four shows given a full season pickup. The good news about the success of these women is that it will hopefully open some more opportunities for other female writers.

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This article is related to: Women Producers, Women Writers, Whitney Cummings, showrunner


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