If you drive a car or ride public transportation in Los Angeles, then you know that every Fall you get blasted with the latest ads for new television shows. The worst culprit in the entire city seems to be the intersection at Franklin and Highland, which has multiple billboard competing for your attention. If there is one thing you'll learn from these billboards right now, it's that the upcoming Fall 2011 tv season is saturated with women.
Now, as a fan of women, I have no problem with this at all. It's just that the sheer amount of upcoming shows revolving around a single girl, a duo of ladies, or a whole group of women seems more than I ever would have expected. But, men have ruled television long enough with buddy cop shows and lame sitcoms. Women have struck back, in force.
New Girl: After a bad break-up, Jess Day Zooey Deschanel) needs a new place to live. An online search leads her to a great loft...and three single guys she's never met before. But Jess moves in, and through her unique sense of self and the support of her new roommates, she learns to move on.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter: I Hate My Teenage Daughter is a new multi-camera comedy about two best friends who are single moms struggling to raise their difficult and over-privileged teenage daughters.
Good Christian Belles (or now, simply G.C.B.): The soap returns to Dallas in this wicked new drama based on Kim Gatlin's book, Good Christian Bitches, that shows that you can go home again... but only if you're ready to face the sins of your past.
Pan Am: Passion, adventure and espionage... They do it all—and they do it at 30,000 feet. The style of the 1960s, the energy and excitement of the Jet Age and a drama full of sexy entanglements deliciously mesh in a thrilling and highly original new series, Pan Am.
Charlie's Angels: Everyone deserves a second chance -- even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss, Charlie Townsend, are no saints. They're angels... Charlie's Angels.
Revenge: Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.
Two Broke Girls: A comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.
Unforgettable: Poppy Montgomery stars as Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It's not just that she doesn't forget anything - she can't; except for one thing: the details that would help solve her sister's long-ago murder.
The Playboy Club: A provocative new NBC drama about a time and place that challenged the existing social mores and transformed American culture forever. It's the early 1960s, and at the center of Chicago lies the legendary and seductive Playboy Club, a living, breathing fantasy world filled with $1.50 cocktails, music, glitter and of course, beautiful Bunnies.
Whitney: A hilarious look at modern day love, which centers around Whitney (Whitney Cummings, "Chelsea Lately") and Alex (Chris D'Elia, "Glory Daze"), a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends.
Prime Suspect: A crime drama that takes a look inside a New York City homicide department. The series stars Maria Bello as tough-as-nails NYPD homicide Detective Jane Timoney, an outsider who has just transferred to a new squad where her new colleagues already dislike her.
Ringer: Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a woman who, after witnessing a murder, goes on the run, hiding out by assuming the life of her wealthy identical twin sister – only to learn that her sister's seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she's trying to leave behind.
The Secret Circle: When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers.
BFF: A new comedy about old friends, new beginnings, and awkward situations.
Are You There Vodkla? It's Me, Chelsea: Starring Laura Prepon in the title role and based on the outrageous number one best-selling book by Chelsea Handler, this is one prayer that should definitely not be taught in schools.
Betty White's Off Their Rockers: Ahhh senior citizens: blue-haired, discount card-holding pensioners slowly winding down through their golden years. So sweet, so kind, so... out of control and outrageous?!
And that's just scratching the surface! With more in the works, go ahead and surrender your television to womankind, right now.