Even though women writers forged many key genres of primetime postwar television—including the situation comedy, the comedy-variety program, and the anthology drama—their collective efforts have been largely ignored in histories of television’s first Golden Age.
a shockingly low 12 percent of mainstream superhero comics have female leads. The women that do get to grace the pages and screens are often stereotyped tokens—either brutalized or oversexualized. It’s clear, then, that female superhero representation is dramatically lacking—which is why Ms. writer Lisa Niver was excited to speak with Brec Bassinger, the newest and youngest superhero to represent DC Comics on television.
Joy Reid’s upcoming MSNBC primetime show, ‘The ReidOut,’ will make her the first black female primetime TV anchor. MSNBC made the historic announcement of Reid’s promotion four months after the departure of longtime anchor Chris Matthews, who previously held the time slot Reid is set to fill. Matthews, who had hosted his show “Hardball” for 20 years on the network, resigned in March after guests of his show came forward, accusing the anchor of sexual harassment.
“This is a show for us, by us, representing us.”
The critically acclaimed HBO TV series, “Insecure,” is a comedy drama created by and starring Issa Rae, started its fourth season earlier this month. And we are here for it.
“Birds of Passage,” “Lorena” and “Kim Possible” will bring women-centered stories about crime and justice to big and small screens this weekend.