Bill Maher

A trying and triumphant year in TV and beyond for women

A trying and triumphant year in TV and beyond for women

Television asked a lot of us in 2017.

Keep up with nearly 500 scripted shows across multiple platforms, binge watch must-see series or risk spoilers, and consume enough news and late night political satire to stay informed, but not enough to lose it entirely and seek solace in “Murder, She Wrote” reruns.

In January alone that meant watching late night during the week, “Saturday Night Live” on the weekend, streaming “One Day at a Time” at work and filtering manic coverage of a brand new presidency. American women staged nationwide protests and the new White House press secretary insisted that Donald Trump’s inauguration – not the Women’s March — drew the biggest crowd....

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