Zooey Deschanel, Whitney Cummings, Lena Dunham: Fall TV's Funny Girls

08/22/2011 01:13 pm ET | Updated Oct 22, 2011
  • New York Magazine

In a perfect aftershock to the success of Bridesmaids (not to mention the ascendance of Poehler and Fey), there's a major uptick this fall in sitcoms about young single women, and, even better, several of these shows were created by female showrunners. It's an encouraging phenomenon--as well as a weird analogue to the networks' slate of emasculated-dude comedies (from Work It to Man Up), which look far less ... winning.

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