Women Starring in 2011 Fall TV Shows

New Female-Centric Fall TV Show Premises: Good or Bad For Women?

New Female-Centric Fall TV Show Premises: Good or Bad For Women?

It's all about the women this Fall, as the new TV shows that will be filling our DVRs in the coming months are chock-full of leading ladies. There are one-woman crime dramas, dynamic comedy duos, retro bunnies and stewardesses, a modern fairytale, and everything in between. But as we've seen with female politicians and products geared toward the fairer sex, labeling something "for women," and even about women, is more than skin deep. And some people don't get it quite right.

Let's look at the previews of this diverse group of new female-centric shows on the horizon and examine how their premises portray women. Then tell us, based on their premises, do you think these new shows will be a win or a fail for the ladies? And are you more likely to tune into a show with a woman as its headliner?

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