Women rock - TV Shows

by ulaw555 | created - 27 Mar 2014 | updated - 07 Aug 2014 | Public

A list of TV Shows where women have the lead role as a heroine or in some other sort of way. I involved TV Shows when they're portrayed as warriors, fighters, have supernatural abilities, want a revenge, are just one of us, are teenagers with their own problems etc.

If you like any of these shows, you'll like others as well! :)

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1. Nikita (2010–2013)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 44,487

Fighter for her own and other's rights, against corporation.

2. La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)

60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable... See full summary »

Stars: Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 7,863

Original Nikita series.

3. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, and trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 39,742

Fighter in a corporation, a bit similar to Nikita, only she doesn't fight from outside, but from within.

4. Lost Girl (2010–2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland

Votes: 25,035

Supernatural, fighter for neither side, wants to help those in need and discover her parents.

5. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 35,264

Warrior who wants to undue her actions. Historical and supernatural ... Love this show.

6. Sheena (1984)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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Sheena grew up in the African wild, raised by a mystical witch woman. When her foster mother is framed for a murder Sheena is forced to flee, helped by her ability to talk to animals and her knowledge of the jungle.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

Votes: 3,687 | Gross: $5.78M

This one is a movie, but TV shows also exist! :)

7. Continuum (I) (2012–2015)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 50,833

From the future to the past. Heroine who wants to undue what was done wrong with futuristic equipment.

8. Revenge (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 103,283

Fighter who wants the truth to be told in her own way ...

9. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 58,062

Teen detective and fighter for justice.

10. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 122,428

11. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 14,325

12. The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A girl with special cat-like powers is being hunted by an assassin.

Stars: Skyler Samuels, Gracie Gillam, Ki Hong Lee, Benjamin Stone

Votes: 8,805

Supernatural abilities ...

13. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 41,318

Supernatural abilities, witches etc ...

14. Once Upon a Time (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle

Votes: 186,781

Fairytale come true!! Snowhite's child fights for justice :)

15. Lost in Austen (2008– )

180 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.5
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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville, Florence Hoath

Votes: 9,149

What if you came to live in a story ...

16. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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67 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 52,329 | Gross: $63.77M

Witches ...

17. Charmed (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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Three sisters discover their destiny, to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

Votes: 62,661

Witches who fight evil and are bonded with sisterly blood! This was the first show I really really liked!

18. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 12,873

Witch married with a mortal ... :)

19. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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A 16 year old high school student Sabrina Spellman finds out she's a witch. Her two witchy aunts Zelda and Hilda offered her guidance how to control her new-discovered magical powers along with Salem, a talking black cat who used to be a warlock once.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 26,873

Teenage witch-tells it all! :)

20. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 17,808

History based. Interesting!

21. Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Stars: Tom Mison, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones

Votes: 53,084

Based on history, but with loads of supernatural creatures ...

22. Being Erica (2009– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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"Therapist" Dr. Tom - who is constantly spouting famous and not so famous historical quotes - is Erica Strange's savior and worst enemy. Erica, a young adult woman, is having a bad life ... See full summary »

Stars: Erin Karpluk, Reagan Pasternak, Michael Riley, Kathleen Laskey

Votes: 8,061

A woman with loads of problems who overcomes it with becoming a doctor herself. Love it because of all the "supernatural" effect. Would love to live in a world like that myself, when you open a door and never know where to land and to travel into the past and future ...

23. Dead Like Me (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 36,312

Girl dies and becomes a reaper and helps souls to cross ... :)

24. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders

Votes: 38,653

Woman who sees and helps ghosts to cross onto the other side.

25. Medium (2005–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Suburban mom Allison DuBois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 22,591

Psychic who helps souls to cross over with helping their families. She gets glimpses of images ...

26. Missing (2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When a woman's son goes missing under suspicious circumstances, she will do anything it takes to find him.

Stars: Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis, Adriano Giannini, Nick Eversman

Votes: 9,118

27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 110,216

Vampires, supernatural, woman fighter!

28. Devious Maids (2013–2016)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Four Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Stars: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes

Votes: 19,090

Mysterious, maids who help to solve a crime ...

29. GCB (2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Amanda Vaughn is a recently widowed mother of two who, to get a fresh start, moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up to find herself in the whirling midst of salacious gossip, Botox, and fraud.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols, Miriam Shor

Votes: 7,752

A bunch of christian women with their own pasts ... Very funny-loved it! :)

30. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 18,956

Who doesn't love Lucy?? Funny! :)

31. Sex and the City (1998–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the '90s.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 87,767

NY journalist and her friends ... Women and their problems. Very true and very insightful. Loved it!

32. Ugly Betty (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty ... See full summary »

Stars: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz

Votes: 36,212

Spanish journalist who wants starts working in fashion company magazine ...

33. Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.

Stars: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Kate Levering, April Bowlby

Votes: 15,865

Woman dies and in heaven presses the button and gets into the wrong body, body of a lawyer Jane and has to become her. As lawyer she is feerce and doesn't give up. It's interesting what you can learn from it and also fun to watch.

34. Bunheads (2012–2013)

44 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl marries a man on a whim and moves to his sleepy coastal town where she winds up working alongside her new mother-in-law at her dance school.

Stars: Sutton Foster, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Julia Goldani Telles, Bailey De Young

Votes: 7,116

A dancer who doesn't succeed on Broadway, so she marries a man, who soon dies and then she inherits the land. Shares it with his mother who has ballet-dance studio. First fun and interesting dance show I've ever come across!

35. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.7
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 79,145

Poor and ex rich girl both living together. Fun, fun fun!

36. Melissa & Joey (2010–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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After a family scandal leaves Mel, a local politician, alone with her niece and nephew, she hires a man named Joe to become the family's male nanny, or "manny".

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson

Votes: 15,919

Former rich business man becomes a nanny for politician Mel's sisters kids.

37. The Big C (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.

Stars: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 12,770

How mom and wife cooperates with news that she's got a cancer ...

38. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 132,027

Four friends want to find out the mystery behind their friends "death". They come across loads of obstacles ... Love it!

39. The Lying Game (2011–2013)

44 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton. Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted... by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Allie Gonino, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 16,918

Two girls find out that they're twins. But not loads of people know that ... What's the mystery behind the shut mouth?? ...

40. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

Votes: 78,392

Lorelai comes from rich family, but wants to build up her own life and wants her kid to be independent as well. Loved this show!

41. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 20,637

Two girls find out that they were switched at birth. One lived in a poor Spanish quarter, is a good cook, athlete and is deaf, the other one lived in rich environment, is a great artist and very curious. Love this show because it gives an insight of how is if you're deaf etc.

42. Suburgatory (2011–2014)

22 min | Comedy

7.2
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Tessa Altman is used to the big city but when her dad moves her away, she has to adapt to her new suburban life in Chatswin.

Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant

Votes: 28,335

NY girl and dad move into suburgatory ... The perks and downs ...

43. Awkward. (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

Stars: Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed, Brett Davern

Votes: 39,118

They all thought she wanted to do a suicide ...

44. Clueless (1996–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

5.7
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A television series, based on the popular movie of the same name. Many of the actors from the movie appear in the television series, including Dionne, Mr. Hall, Miss Giest, Amber, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Stacey Dash, David Lascher, Donald Faison

Votes: 2,073

45. H2O: Just Add Water (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Three girls become mermaids after a mysterious island transforms them and gives them special powers.

Stars: Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren, Burgess Abernethy

Votes: 9,613

3 girls discover they're mermaids ... Supernatural!! And who doesn't love mermaids!?

46. Smash (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

7.7
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 15,124

Singers who want to make it on Broadway ...

47. Nashville (2012–2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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The lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, TN.

Stars: Jonathan Jackson, Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten

Votes: 20,066

Life as a star in Nashville ...

48. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 262,066 | Gross: $118.31M