It seems like every year, TV shows led by fascinating and complex female leads just get better and better. (Though, of course, there’s obviously a long way to go in terms of representation and variety.)
From “Jessica Jones” to “Jane the Virgin” to “Queen Sugar,” last year saw a wide array of stellar shows centered on brilliantly written and acted women characters. And this year, shows like “Being Mary Jane” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (currently in the middle of its second season) have gotten the ball rolling. It looks like 2017 might be super promising for women on TV.
Below are some of the new and returning shows that feature some fierce and formidable female leads and haven’t yet premiered this year. While these are not all the shows featuring amazing women that will be on TV this year, her are 13 shows to be especially excited about: