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7 must-watch female-driven shows

Who needs men? Certainly not these ladies. Check out this list of great shows which star some incredibly talented women. Enjoy!

Broad City

Broad City is a comedy television series that debuted on Comedy Central in 2014, about two women in their twenties living in New York City. The series was created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, who also star as the series leads, and was developed from their web series of the same name that was produced from 2009 to 2011. Amy Poehler is one of Broad City's executive producers, and had previously appeared in the webseries finale.

Orphan Black

Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are revealed to be clones. The series focuses on Sarah Manning, a woman who assumes the identity of one of her clones, Elizabeth Childs, after witnessing Childs' suicide. The series raises issues about the moral and ethical implications of human cloning and its effect on issues of personal identity.

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Cliff Parisi, Stephen McGann, Ben Caplan, Emerald Fennell, Victoria Yeates, Linda Bassett and Charlotte Ritchie. The series was created by Heidi Thomas, originally based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth but since expanded to include new, historically sourced material.

Agent Carter

Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series, inspired by the films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name. The series features the Marvel Comics character Peggy Carter, with Hayley Atwell reprising her role from the film series, as she must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark while trying to navigate life as a single woman in 1940s America.

Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is the New Black (often abbreviated to OITNB) is an American comedy-drama series first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, about her experiences in prison.

How to Get Away With Murder

How to Get Away with Murder (often abbreviated to HTGAWM) is an American television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. Viola Davis stars as a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with four of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.

Girls (HBO)

Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living in New York City. The show's premise and major aspects of the main character were inspired by some of 28-year-old Dunham's real-life experiences.