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One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More
Julie Klausner is one hell of a broad. The 37-year-old creator, co-star, co-writer, and executive producer (along with Amy Poehler) of Hulu’s new comedy series Difficult People (out August 5) is a thoroughly modern Millie. After all, the luminous redhead has a wildly popular podcast—How Was Your Week?—as well as the aforementioned brand new show on a new media platform. Read More
When Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe began a little podcast about Gilmore Girls last fall—after the former half-jokingly tweeted the idea—they weren’t expecting a big audience to latch on. “When you first start anything that’s completely independent, you assume you’re operating in a vacuum and that 200 people max are going to listen,” Porter said. Read More
Calling all broads! In a recent video interview, the women of Broad City Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer dished about the making of season two of their hit Comedy Central show. The duo discussed taking the show to absurd levels, achieving a recognizable New York City, and most importantly of all, pegging. As any fan knows, the most important feature of the show is the absurd situations the girls find themselves in. Read More
Last Saturday evening, the still-beloved cast of Gilmore Girls joined the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino for a reunion at the ATX Television Festival. After the theme song played with much of the audience singing along, Sherman-Palladino and the Stars Hollow gang spoke about how the show came to be, filming experiences, and where the characters are now.  Flavorwire got an exclusive interview, and here are five exciting things we learned from it: 1. Read More
Women’s Media Center’s fourth edition of The Status of Women in U.S. Media highlights how all platforms of media are failing women. In particular, film and television continue to let down women. The number of women involved behind the camera in movies has stayed fairly static. Women make up only 17 percent of all directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, executive producers and producers from the top 250 movies from the United States in 2014. This is up one percent from 2013, but is equal to the amount of women behind the camera in 1998 and a decrease from 2001. Read More
AbFab fans your prayers have been answered: the movie is coming! Jennifer Saunders confirmed on Britain’s Loose Women that, finally, after years of waiting, the film is officially going to happen. “There is a plot and that’s the miracle,” shares Saunders. “It involves all the main characters and virtually everyone that’s ever been in the series, all those characters. Read More
For seven years, NBC’s The Golden Girls brought the fantastic lives of Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy into our televisions. It has since passed down to our younger generation through syndication and popular culture. Unlike many other shows featuring a group of women, the Golden Girls weren’t young twenty-somethings trying to figure out their lives, these were fifty (and eighty) somethings trying to figure out their lives. The show reminded us that women’s lives don’t just stop once their children are grown or if they are widowed/divorce. Read More
The long, dark night of the soul known as life P3R (Post-30 Rock) is finally getting a little lighter today thanks to Netflix. The streaming service is now unveiling its latest original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the show is everything a smart, lady-centric-comedy lover could hope for. Read More
It’s a miracle that Parks and Recreation, a critical darling that never had any security in terms of ratings, made it through seven seasons and never managed to be anything less than great. Last night’s finale gave us a glimpse at our beloved characters’ futures and was a wonderful tribute to the show’s cornerstones of hard work and friendship. These were some of our favorite moments; read on and try not to cry, you beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk oxen. Spoilers abound, of course: 1. Read More