Positive Role Model TV for Teen Girls

It's not always easy to find positive role models for girls on TV, and it gets even harder when those girls are teens. But if you dig a bit, you'll uncover a few gems that will show girls and women in a positive light. Some are new, some are old, but all these top-rated girl power TV shows are streamable somewhere. Even though the stars in these shows are great role models for girls and women, none of them are perfect. However, that's not a problem -- teens love relatable characters! They'll also help you talk to girls (and boys) about how women are portrayed in the media and what kinds of stereotypes they see. These discussions can counteract harmful messages kids get about body imagesexuality, and role models.

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Alexa & Katie TV Poster Image
Relatable teen dramedy centers on a solid female friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Black-ish TV Poster Image
Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
(2014)
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Supergirl TV Poster Image
Strong female lead shoulders the weight of superhero series.
Network: CBS
(2015)
(2015)
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Poster Image
Classic '70s comedy reflects women's liberation era.
Network: CBS
(2013)
(1970)
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Xena: Warrior Princess TV Poster Image
Mythology and action-adventure for teens and up.
Network: Logo, Oxygen
(2004)
(1995)
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One Day at a Time TV Poster Image
70's single-mom sitcom has feminist flair, mature themes.
Network: Online, Syndicated
(2015)
(1975)
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Degrassi: Next Class TV Poster Image
An edgier Degrassi for the digital age still has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
(2016)
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Parks and Recreation TV Poster Image
Local government spoof for mature viewers is goofy at heart.
Network: NBC
(2009)
(2009)
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Ugly Betty TV Poster Image
Underdog heroine is a model of charm and appeal.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2006)
(2006)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Poster Image
Cult vampire series has witty bite and strong role model.
Network: FX
(2005)
(1997)
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Poster Image
Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
(2015)
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Everything Sucks! TV Poster Image
Sweet, sensitive, authentic '90s-set teen drama is a winner.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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On My Block TV Poster Image
South Central teens come of age in delicate, moving series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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Veronica Mars TV Poster Image
Strong female teen private eye digs into serious topics.
Network: CW
(2006)
(2004)
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