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