Rebellious TV

Our Rebelles help guide you through what TV shows to hibernate with this winter. Check back early and often as we add previews, recaps and more! 

Downton Abbey

A weekly dissection of “Downton Abbey” (8 p.m. CT, Sundays/PBS) by editors Karen Hawkins and Claire Bushey (http://www.rebelliousmagazine.com/masthead). If they weren’t doing it here, they’d be doing it on the phone. Season 3, Episode 1 Finally, finally, f..

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Scandal

(http://abc.com/scandal)by Valerie Hawkins of Inside Val's Brain, @RebelliousVal Station/time: ABC, Thursdays, 9 p.m. CT/10 p.m. ET Premiere dates: Season One mid-season on April 12, 2012; Season Two on Sept. 27, 2012; already renewed for Season Three, expected Fall 2013 Stand..

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Vampire Diaries

By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld Station/time: The CW, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Premiere date: Was Oct. 11, are you watching yet? Stand-out actresses/strong female characters: Most of the female characters on this show are great. The series started with a stereotypical blonde cheerleader ..

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30 Rock

by Liz Joynt Sandberg Station/time: NBC, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Premiere date: Season 7 premiere, "The Beginning of the End," Oct. 4 Strong female characters: Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski), Cerie (Katrina Bowden), Hazel Wassername (Kristen Schaal), and Angie Jordan ..

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Homeland

By Amanda Motyka Station/time: Showtime, Sundays, 9 p.m. Premiere date: Season 2 premieres Sept. 30 Standout female character: You may remember her as Angela Chase in "My So-Called Life," but Claire Danes has completely embraced her current role as CIA agent Carrie Mathison. D..

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Parks and Recreation

By Liz Joynt Sandberg Station/time: NBC, Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Premiere date: Sept. 20, "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" Standout female characters: Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), and Donna Meagle (Retta) Why feminist ..

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The Good Wife

By Cheryl Wilson Station/time: CBS, Sundays, 8 p.m. Premiere date: Season 4 begins Sept. 30 Stand-out female characters: Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi), Diane Lockheart (Christine Baranski) Why feminist viewers should watch: I&r..

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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)

By Erinn M. Cox Station/time: NBC, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.; encore presentations: Saturdays, 9 p.m. Premiere date: Two-hour season premiere Sept. 26, 8 p.m. Standout female characters: Olivia Benson (a victim herself in a psychological way being that she was the product of her m..

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Modern Family

by Crystal Phillips Station, time: ABC, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 Standout female characters: Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Sofia Vergara), Claire Dunphy (Emmy Award winner Julie Bowen), Haley Dunphy (Sarah Hyland) and Alex Dunphy (Ariel Winter) W..

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New Girl: Preview + Recaps

By Cheryl Wilson Preview Station/time: Fox, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Premiere date: Sept. 25 Standout female characters: Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Cece (Hannah Simone) Why feminist viewers should watch: Jess has learned how to take care of herself and branch out of her comfort..

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