Women's History Month is finally here, which is a great time to boost your efforts in supporting woman-created content. As far as TV goes, you're probably already familiar with all the heavy hitters: Broad City, Girls, 30 Rock, the complete works of Jenji Kohan and Shonda Rhimes. But what about the TV series you didn't know were written by women? There are plenty of surprises, from gritty dramas to classic comedies, to carry you through this month.
In 1981, Congress issued a national proclamation declaring March Women's History Month, which has been celebrated ever since. This year's theme is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence," which, according to the federal Women's History Month website, "honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society." Indeed, among the hallmarks of TV created by women is a commitment to doing away with needless violence, gratuitous rape scenes used as plot devices, and the general pillaging of emotional intelligence. The TV landscape is better for all the women who are creating work in it and they've been here since long before the current golden age of television. Here are some shows by women you may have missed.