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19th Sep '17 6:58:11 PM missmoon
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* When ''The Daily Show'' changed hosts and became ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', Jessica and Desi Lydic were the two regular female correspondents, but Jessica departed in June 2016, leaving Desi the sole regular female correspondent. While Michelle Wolf and Eliza Cossio are recurring contributors, it remains to be seen if they'll be upgraded to regulars.

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* When ''The Daily Show'' changed hosts and became ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', Jessica and Desi Lydic were the two regular female correspondents, but Jessica departed in June 2016, leaving Desi the sole regular female correspondent. While correspondent until Dulcé Sloan was added in 2017. Michelle Wolf and Eliza Cossio Gina Yashere are recurring contributors, it remains to be seen if they'll be upgraded to regulars.contributors and are not considered regular correspondents.
14th Sep '17 7:38:18 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** The original pilot for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' ("The Menangerie") used a TwoGirlsToATeam dynamic, one of which was a female second-in-command. It's been said that Creator/{{NBC}} gave Roddenberry a SadisticChoice: either keep the female second-in-command or keep Spock, but not both. Years later, Majel Barrett would quip that he "kept the Vulcan and married the woman, 'cause he didn't think Creator/{{Leonard|Nimoy}} would have it the other way around."

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** The original pilot for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' ("The Menangerie") Menagerie") used a TwoGirlsToATeam dynamic, one of which was a female second-in-command. It's been said that Creator/{{NBC}} gave Roddenberry a SadisticChoice: either keep the female second-in-command or keep Spock, but not both. Years later, Majel Barrett would quip that he "kept the Vulcan and married the woman, 'cause he didn't think Creator/{{Leonard|Nimoy}} would have it the other way around."
31st Jul '17 3:38:09 AM Cifer
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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Jessica Jones is the only woman of the four Defenders.
20th Jul '17 5:12:15 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Series/SuperSentai'' typically uses a FiveManBand of four guys and one girl. The western adaptation (''Series/PowerRangers'') typically changes it by ShesAManInJapan to create TwoGirlsToATeam.

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* ''Series/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' typically uses a FiveManBand of four guys and one girl. The western adaptation (''Series/PowerRangers'') (''Franchise/PowerRangers'') typically changes it by ShesAManInJapan to create TwoGirlsToATeam.
25th Jun '17 8:37:58 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lyanna Mormont is literally the ''only'' head of a major Northern House shown to be female, even during their war council in the Season 6 finale. In the books, at least four Houses are headed by women at this point (due to all the men dying in the war). Notably, in that same war council scene, "Lord Cerwyn" appears in the books, House Cerwyn is headed by a ''woman'' at this point, because Ramsay killed her father and brother. The TV series actively gender-swapped female leaders into male ones possibly to showcase Lyanna as "exceptional" (when in the books, female rulers are fairly commonplace). Furthermore, Lyanna is literally the ''only'' female head of a major vassal House (not one of the Great Houses like the Tyrells or Lannisters) who has appeared in the first six TV seasons that is both a recurring role and has speaking lines. She's also only the ''second'' female head of a major noble House to have speaking lines the first was Anya Waynwood in Season 4, who only appeared in one episode. Even though Lyanna's mother Maege did appear on-screen in Season 1, she didn't have any speaking lines nor was she identified in dialogue (it was really just a cameo).
27th Apr '17 1:39:04 AM TheHarmonizer
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** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' averts this. [[spoiler:During the mid-season, Poppy Pipopapo/Asuna Karino, the lead female, becomes a Kamen Rider, then, Nico Saiba later gets her Rider form as a Ride Player. This is the first time two females transform into Kamen Riders in the show itself (not counting movies, specials, etc.).]]
14th Apr '17 12:54:38 PM MagnusForce
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* The early entries of the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman franchise]] always had four or five male characters and one female character in the defense teams. Since these were made in the 60s and 70s, the ladies were typically BridgeBunnies.
1st Mar '17 12:17:58 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': While there are other female officers, none of them seem to be as highly ranked as Debra Morgan or Maria LaGuerta, and the latter seems to be the only woman in a position of power, save the woman who was brought in to try and undermine LaGuerta's authority. The latter caved under the pressure of her personal life.

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* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': Jessica Jones is the only woman of the four Defenders.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': While there are other female officers, none of them seem to be as highly ranked as Debra Morgan or Maria LaGuerta, [=LaGuerta=], and the latter seems to be the only woman in a position of power, save the woman who was brought in to try and undermine LaGuerta's [=LaGuerta=]'s authority. The latter caved under the pressure of her personal life.
28th Feb '17 12:35:18 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' rarely has more than one female regular at a time, if that. Currently, the only female correspondents are regular Samantha Bee and the very irregularly recurring Kristen Schaal. The show's spotty record with women correspondents was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Kristen Schaal took over the show and declared Jon Stewart to be the new Senior Men's Correspondent: "Feel free to talk about men's issues. But don't expect to be on the show more than every four to twelve weeks or so." Creator/OliviaMunn has appeared multiple times, which may make her the third regular female correspondent. The show has since recruited Jessica Williams, so the situation is improving ''slightly''...
** When Trevor Noah took over, Jessica and Desi Lydic were the two regular female correspondents, but Jessica departed in June 2016, leaving Desi the sole regular female correspondent. While Michelle Wolf and Eliza Cossio are recurring contributors, it remains to be seen if they'll be upgraded to regulars.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' rarely has more than one female regular at a time, if that. Currently, the only female correspondents are regular Samantha Bee and the very irregularly recurring Kristen Schaal. The show's spotty record with women correspondents was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Kristen Schaal took over the show and declared Jon Stewart to be the new Senior Men's Correspondent: "Feel free to talk about men's issues. But don't expect to be on the show more than every four to twelve weeks or so." Creator/OliviaMunn has appeared multiple times, which may make her the third regular female correspondent. The show has since recruited Jessica Williams, so the situation is improving ''slightly''...
** * When Trevor Noah took over, ''The Daily Show'' changed hosts and became ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', Jessica and Desi Lydic were the two regular female correspondents, but Jessica departed in June 2016, leaving Desi the sole regular female correspondent. While Michelle Wolf and Eliza Cossio are recurring contributors, it remains to be seen if they'll be upgraded to regulars.
24th Feb '17 9:55:20 AM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/SiliconValley'' was this in its first season, with Monica being the only female character of any significance. [[TruthInTelevision Somewhat justified]], as technology companies in Silicon Valley are often [[http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/valley-boys overwhelmingly male]]. The second season introduces Laurie Bream and Carla the engineer to balance out the cast a bit.
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