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The Most Egregious and the Most Infuriating

Posted by Rena Sternfeld on October 16, 2013 in The search |

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So, we looked at the numbers and what they tell us about women’s employment as television directors.

Now look at this list. Do you know any of those shows?

Show name – Number of episodes/directed by women

 

NCIS – 24/1

CSI -22/1

Revolution – 20/1

Castle – 24/2

Criminal minds – 24/2

Hawaii Five-O – 24/1

Blue bloods – 23/1

Glee – 22/2

The Mentalist – 22/2

Once Upon a Time – 22/2

Person of Interest – 22/2

The Vampire Diaries – 23/2

NCIS LA – 25/3

Law & Order SVU – 25/3

Homeland – 12/1

The Office – 27/3

Chicago Fire – 23/3

New Girl – 25/3

Elementary – 23/3

666 Park Ave – 13/1

The Mindy Project – 23/3

Happy endings – 23/3

Parks and recreations – 22/3

Revenge – 22/3

Scandal – 23/3

Bones – 22/4 (18%)

Grimm – 22/4

Burn Notice – 18/1

White Collar – 16/1

Whitney – 16/1

Rizzoli & Isles – 15/1

Touch – 13/1

Graceland – 12/1

Boardwalk Empire – 12/1

Dexter – 12/1

Pair of Kings – 23/2

Dallas – 15/2

Leverage – 15/2

Psych – 15/2

Beauty and the Beast – 20/3

 

You want to talk about tokenism? What is it when a show hires one or two women per season, year in and year out, show after show, network after network, if not a tolerated tokenism?

 

In my mind, this should be the “Worst of” list.

 

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