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Women Comedy Creators Soar This Season on TV

by Melissa Silverstein
October 11, 2011 2:21 AM
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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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  • Karen | October 12, 2011 5:03 AMReply

    Hooray for shows with female creators! However, I would argue that although some of these shows are woman-centered, they are far from feminist. Is it really progress if the women characters rely on anti-woman stereotypes for a laugh?

    There was a really good discussion about this over at feministing.

    http://feministing.com/2011/09/23/the-new-fall-tv-season-is-dominated-by-women/

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