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Ms Fanservice: Live-Action TV

Creator Examples:

  • Cooking Channel: Has Nadia G, host of Bitchin' Kitchen, who combines this with being a snarky Cloud Cuckoolander. The show also includes Hans, who is only on the show to be Mr. Fanservice.
  • Disney Channel: In general, the typical Kid Com will throw in a female or two in short skirts or Painted-On Pants to appeal to any males that may be watching. The channel's biggest trump card so far is Debby Ryan, who is Buxom Is Better and She's Got Legs compliant.
  • Food Network:
    • Giada De Laurentis, granddaughter of Dino De Laurentis. Her rather largish head, large eyes, usual wardrobe (with frequent closeups of cleavage) and even genkish personality have some even call her as close to a real-life anime girl as you're going to get.
    • Their original Ms. Fanservice, Nigella Lawson.
    • Rachael Ray.
    • Ingrid Hoffman.
    • Aida Mollenkamp.
    • Claire Robinson.
    • Señoras y señores, permítan me introducir, Marcela Valladolid. ¡Caliente!
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt: She plays this sort of character in Ghost Whisperer and now The Client List.
  • Joss Whedon: The man has a very well-deserved reputation for creating strong female characters who aren't just there for Fanservice, but that doesn't mean he doesn't provide plenty of fanservice anyway.
    • Firefly:
      • Inara, a Hooker with a Heart of Gold with lots of sexy companionship-esque scenes.
      • Zoe. Although her clothing shows very little skin, it's practically painted on and involves plenty of leather, combined with the fact that she's an Amazonian Beauty.
      • River. Though all of the other female cast members appeared in either skimpy outfits or partially naked, the only one to go onscreen completely in the buff was River. And despite the fact that for the rest of the series she went around in full-body dresses, there's more than a few well-placed shots of her bare feet.
      • And Kaylee, especially when eating strawberries.
    • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
      • Season 5 Big Bad, Glory, is definitely Ms Fanservice. Between the attention paid to her outfits, the revealingness of those outfits, shots of her changing (right in front of Dawn, no less), the way she constantly invaded everyone's personal space, and shots of her bathing. Damn.
      • Buffy herself.
      • Faith.
      • Vamp Willow.
      • Cordelia
      • Anya had several opportunities to be this.
    • Dollhouse:
      • Echo. She even turned up in a dominatrix outfit in one episode.
      • All of the dolls in the Dollhouse. It's worth mentioning that this is an important part of the plot, and not a case of "let's throw in some scantily clad dames to keep the guys watching".
    • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:
      • Skye. Witness the scene where she plunges into a pool, already wearing a tight, red dress that then gets soaking wet and even more clingy. And then she starts running... Bonus points for her being barefoot as well. (The bra and panties scene in the very next episode didn't hurt either.)
      • Ming-Na Wen in a catsuit. Every. Single. Moment. Her character doesn't own anything but skin-tight leather/lycra bodysuits.
      • This show does an excellent job of appealing to all demographics, with a hot fanservic-y male or female for practically any taste.
  • News Broadcast: A great many female anchors and reporters seem to fit this trope, particularly on local and cable news and in sports or weather reports. Just do a Web search for "newsbabes" sometime to discover the large, devoted, and well-nigh obsessive following some of these women generate among male viewers. Fox News Channel, in particular, is notorious for this.
    • More specifically, a lot of news shows seem expressly set up to show off their female anchors' shapely gams. By having them sit higher than the desk, for example. Or beside the desk. Or behind a glass desk. Or with no desk at all. And, of course, by making sure they wear short skirts (never pants) as often as possible. This seems to be a particular obsession for Fox News president Roger Ailes.
  • Nickelodeon: As with Disney but slightly more blatant about it. Crowning Examples: Jennette "Buxom Is Better" McCurdy and the entire female cast of Victorious (with particular mention of Ariana Grande).
  • Sporting Events: Anyone who's watched sports telecasts over the last decade or so will notice that the female hosts and sideline/dugout/courtside/rinkside/pitch reporters are almost invariably easy-on-the-eyes types.
  • Univision: Pick a show on this network. Any of them. 99 out of 100 times, they'll have one. Even funnier if said Ms Fanservice is actively aware of it. Spanish-language television, in general (in the United States and abroad), invokes this trope – owing to the notion that Latina women are widely considered to be one of the sexiest (if not, the sexiest) nationality of females in the world. Univision and Telemundo once served as fanservice havens (particularly during the 2000s), though since the beginning of The Tens, they've drawn this down to some extent.
    • Both Univision and Telemundo had dance party series that aired on Saturdays: Caliente and Descontrol both featured equal opportunity fanservice, justified as most episodes of both series were set on beaches around the country. Caliente ran on Univision from 1996 to 2005, and in addition to the music/dance segments, featured a segment called Chica Caliente, featuring a profilie of a model (with an interview with said model that is narrated over much of the segment) who is clad in only a bikini for most of the segment. Telemundo aired Descontrol from 2003 to 2012, which had female hosts unlike the similar Univision series who were usually clad in bikinis themselves (they became the fanservice too because of it, the fact that they are buxom didn't hurt, either); it was popular enough to feature a spinoff morning show that ran until its cancellation which was basically repurposed music video/live performance/dance segments without the hosted segments. Some episodes of Descontrol were set on a ranch, with dancers clad in western attire; some of the female dancers did wear midriff-bearing tied and crop tops in these episodes, though, keeping the fanservice in to some degree.
    • Telemundo's sports magazine series Ritmo Deportivo has long featured a segment called "Mamaza de la Semana," profiling swimsuit models; the models featured originally were participants in Hawaiian Tropic and Hooters swimsuit pageants, the Ujena Bikini Jam (all three events were also covered in certain episodes of the series until 2009) and other professional swimsuit models. After 2009, however, the swimsuit models profiled were largely just professional models.
    • Republica Deportiva features three models (known as the "Senadoras") who actively participate in each episode, rather than just being there in a non-speaking for the sole purpose of being the fanservice. Originally, their outfits bore cleavage, midriff and legs; unfortunately for the male fanbase, the show's 2010 format revamp downplayed the fanservice by just putting them in tight clothes and only sometimes had them appear in short skirts. Some episodes also have featured segments profiling one of the Senadoras behind the scenes of a swimsuit calendar photoshoot they participated in. The series once featured an annual pageant called "Senorita Republica Deportiva" (a cross between Miss USA and the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant, the latter having something very much in common with Republica Deportiva{{'}}s pageant).
    • Estrella TV, a network which launched in 2009 and was formed out of Liberman Broadcasting's Spanish-language independent stations, seems to be the current go-to network for fanservice:
      • The variety series Estudio 2 is full of Ms. Fanservices: co-host Gabby Hernandez was once the major Ms. Fanservice of the show, often seen wearing dresses that highlighted her large bustline and appeared in sketches Once an Episode playing a character clad in wigs (mostly bobbed-cut ones, with colors only achievable by hair dye) and lingerie. Hernandez's role as the fanservice ended in the 2012 season (she left the following year), when she got pregnant (made blatantly obvious as camera angles were framed to hide her expanding belly), resulting in her participation in sketches being reduced to just one that season, in which her character was shown to be with child; another well-built actress became the fanservice in sketches from then on). The series also features dancers on three sections of the stage (main, left and right) – the main stage dancers are clad in only string bikinis and high heels, while other dancers are clad a little more conservatively (used extremely loosely) in bra-like tops that don't expose too much cleavage but do display midriff, DangerouslyShortSkirts and underwear (although a few episodes featured guest side-stage dancers appearing in bikinis). The series makes a point to cut to shots of the models/dancers, and the show's hosts for that matter, every few seconds to the point where you forget (if you even cared in the first place) that there is a music act performing; the bikini-clad models also appear during the karaoke game "Machete";note , if the contestant is rewarded as a good singer in that round, the audience gets treated to the bikini dancers jumping up and down to the congratulatory song (though there isn't much Gainaxing involved as you would think). If two or more contestants make it past that round, once the audience votes for a winner of the cash, the models then meet the contestant and have them fetch the bills from their bikinis (set to stripper music, no less!).
      • In a rarity for a game show, A Que No te Puedes, features quite a bit of fanservice. The series has a Family Feud-meets-Double Dare (1986) format (but with conventional stunt challenges and terror stunts instead of messy stunts) and started out with real contestants; from the get-go though, it had dancers dressed in the same manner as the stage left and right dancers on Estudio 2. When the format changed to feature Latin celebrities and models instead of real people, the show began to feature occasional episodes with teams of models: either clad in tight dresses, lingerie and bikinis. If the teams feature models in lingerie or bikinis, the host will bring them out from behind their podium and have them dance to a pop song. Since the show's format change, model Alejandra Pinzon has served as one of the three judges ruling on whether the contestants completed their stunt; in said episodes featuring bikini models, Pinzon will wear a bikini herself (sometimes taking off another outfit to unveil it), revealing her very toned frame.
      • The variety series El Show de Lagramita y Costelnote  also features models dressed similar to those in Estudio 2 and A Que No te Puedes. Like with Estudio 2, it has two models who wear outfits different from those worn by the others: in this case, two models often accompanying Lagramita and Costel wear black masks and jumpsuits with plunging necklines exposing their bikini tops and cleavage. One of these models (which sometimes differ depending on the episode) appears in sketches that appear twice an episode featuring the hosts and several others attending school.note  The model appearing in the sketch (most commonly Leila Ciancanglini, though this changes sometimes depending on the episode) wears a very Sexy Schoolgirl outfit consisting of a bra and panties, dangerously short plaid skirt, and a midriff/cleavage bearing tied plaid shirt.
      • Several of the characters in Los Chuperamigos are vagabonds; there are some that aren't, including that show's fanservice girl (played by Elena Rojas, whose ample bust is actually given a tongue-in-cheek additional credit, "Elena Rojas y sus 2 melones"!)note .
    • One of the few telenovela examples is the Venezuelan soap La Marca del Deseo, in which four of its five main protagonists put on some degree of fanservice in (almost) every episode, except for Maria Canela (played by Heydi Bermudez, whose character is dressed conservatively in dresses that don't display more than the lower half of her legs, note ). Lead protagonist Maria Valentina (played by Stephanie Cayo) barely underqualifies as she mainly wears sundresses with short sleeves but no shoulders; three of the other leads – Maria Soledad (played by Mimi Morales), Maria Alegria (María Elisa Camargo) and Maria Claridad (Sara Corrales), however are shown in outfits that show off their well-built physiques. Almost every outfit Maria Soledad wears is a top tied to show midriff, Maria Claridad serves as a fanservice until she becomes pregnant In-Universe towards the end of the series; Maria Alegria wears very revealing outfits throughout almost the entire show (both in her nightclub music act and elsewhere), the actress who plays her is also a model, and it shows (in fact, if one does a Google search for Maria Elisa Camargo, it's easy to see why she's the one most often seen in revealing attire). The significant amount of fanservice is justified given the show is set in a beach community in a country located south of the Equator that has a tropical climate, but unless you watch the entire series, you do wonder a bit if they have any conservative outfits. Very few of the other female characters who are of similar ages to the main characters play up the fanservice in the show.
  • The Weather Channel: Even this channel does this with their forecasters. Never has learning you're about to get 14 inches of snow dumped on you been so pleasant to watch.

Show Examples:

  • 24: Kim Bauer, a glowing example of the Flat Character variant if ever there was one. However, for the first season, Nina and Mandy showed more flesh.
  • 30 Rock: Cerie seems to be a deliberate contrast to the bright, intelligent, attractive though slovenly and neurotic main character.
  • The100: Octavia established her fanservice credentials in the first episode by stripping down to panties and crop top t-shirt and diving into the first body of water they found.
  • 'Allo 'Allo!: Helga finds herself in her underwear more often than one would consider necessary for plot reasons.
  • American Horror Story: Murder House: Young Moira. Hot redhead in an abbreviated French Maid outfit complete with stockings and garter belt.
    • American Horror Story: Asylum: Grace spends a lot of time being shown naked halfway through the season, but it comes across more as creepy than sexy, given that she was supposed to be dead at the time, and was actually being abducted and tested by aliens.
  • American Idol:
  • American Pickers: Danielle Colby-Cushman.
  • Ashes to Ashes: Detective Inspector Alex Drake. Where does one even begin? The dress that gets her mistaken for a hooker in the pilot? The men's shirt she's sporting for the rest of the episode? The Catwoman costume, complete with corset, from the party scene in 1.03? Stripping down to her bra in 1.04? Her love of Combat Stilettos (usually in boot form)? Hooker outfit #2? The constant, lingering shots of her ass in tight dresses/pants?
  • Attack of the Show!:
    • Olivia Munn is frequently shown wearing revealing outfits and fetish costumes such as Wonder Woman. In one episode, she dressed as a French maid and jumped into a vat of pudding.
    • Substitute host Carrie Keegan appears in skits dressed as Power Girl.
  • Batman: Batgirl was added in the third season precisely as a Ratings Stunt.
  • Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined):
    • The number six Cylon model serves this function both in-universe and to the audience. With one or two exceptions, the number sixes seem to exist to radiate sex and use seduction as a weapon. This is especially true for the individual known as Caprica Six, who has many sex scenes and nude scenes, not always serving any purpose for the plot.
    • More generally, of the seven primary types of Cylon, the woman Cylons are all extremely attractive. The male Cylons are all unremarkable and pedestrian. This holds true as well among the Final Five; even Helen Tigh is attractive for her age. The men, save for Anders, are fairly schlubby.
    • In addition to this, Cylons have no nudity taboo when they are not masquerading as humans. We get glimpses (and in some cases more than glimpses) of many naked Cylons onboard their Basestars.
  • Baywatch:
    • One has to give props to Pamela Anderson, who even while surrounded by supermodel castmates, still managed to stand out as the Ms. Fanservice.
    • Any female character. They mostly wore swimwear and were wet most of the time.
  • The Big Bang Theory:
    • Kaley Cuoco is one fan-serving appearance. Cute blonde with hot body wearing very revealing clothes.
    • Melissa Rauch has also fulfilled this role, with her work uniform in her early appearences accentuating her bosom and bedtime lingerie not leaving much to the imagination.
    • And then there was the Sheldon's female scientist friend that sleeps with Leonard. And Raj.
  • Blake's 7:
  • Boardwalk Empire:
    • Lucy Danziger (Paz de la Huerta) spends Season 1 constantly finding new reasons to take her clothes off.
    • A good chunk of the female cast of this show end up de-robed at some point.
  • Boy Meets World: Rachel served this purpose in her early appearances, where she would often wander around in a tiny bathrobe or really tight fitting shirts. Her role as this diminished after the whole "two guy reacting to having a hot girl as a roommate" plotline wore thin and the writers had to give the character something else to do.
  • The Cape:
  • Caprica: Zoe in all her incarnations. Just look at some of the promotional posters. Also includes a great deal of unintentional fan service due to her being a dead Robot Girl. Made a little bit creepy by the fact that the character is somewhere between 15 and 16. On the other hand, Alessandra Torresani (Zoe) was 22 at the time.
  • Castle: Detective Kate Beckett from the New York Police Department yet. She nearly always wears somewhat tight pants and shirts, she has twice worn stunning dresses that left good old Richard Castle stunned... and then there was the one time she stripped down to her red undergarments covered only with a jacket and long heels. Not to mention that she worked as a model once, possesses a tight black leather motorcycle jacket and seems to have somewhat kinky bedroom taste. In one episode, she appeared in a bikini.
  • Casualty:
    • Has a few women who fit this trope, but it's almost similar to Nurse Jackie the ways that the show it off.
    • Most notable is Kath, a blonde nurse who has a Fandom, which is surprising, considering she is a background character , and a Flat Character. Here's a picture of her, for those who want to see. She's also an example of The Voiceless, but that might be an Ass Pull by the writers. She doesn't get a storyline as yet, but it could get better soon, if more interest happens...
    • Some fans even consider her an Expy of Jackie "Nurse Jackie" Peyton from Nurse Jackie.
  • Charmed:
    • All four sisters:
    • Phoebe.
    • Lampshaded by Prue:
      Whitelighter: That means no more braless strapless fearless attire!
      Prue: Okay, but then I have nothing to wear.
  • Chuck:
    • Sarah provides most of the overt fanservice (Proof), though Ellie and Anna also contribute in their own ways. Captain Awesome qualifies as Mr. Fanservice.
    • Nearly every female guest star on Chuck could also apply.
    • Sarah herself lampshades her role as this in a fifth-season episode, calling Casey out on how many skimpy and sexy outfits she's had to wear on missions over the course of the show one of the examples she lets slip was actually worn in a private moment when he balks at wearing a speedo on a mission.
  • Community: Has Annie Edison, who while the most innocent of the characters, is also played by Alison Brie. Annie has worn a Sexy Santa Dress, has gotten into a Cat Fight in the midst of an oil spill and rocks as close as you can to Absolute Cleavage on network TV while running down hallways in slow motion. Considering that this started happening after Alison Brie's popularity exploded and the show creator explicitly stated he writes scenes that will be good for gifs, this might be the purest example of Ms. Fanservice out there.
    • The original romantic lead of the show, Britta Perry applies as well. She's actually shown more skin than Annie, there's a scene of her wearing black lingerie post-coitus and her regular wardrobe consists of ridiculously tight jeans and leather jackets.
    • Of course, their sexualization is a little strange, as Britta is a hardcore feminist and Annie is a naive and driven student, two personality traits that don't traditionally lend themselves to rampant sexualization. They get into a fight Hanging A Lampshade on this trend. So let's put their sexualization at half and half on the Watsonian Versus Doylist spectrum (The characters, despite being independent women also want and desire male attention, and the producers have two very attractive women on the cast, so you should probably sex them up a little bit).
  • Continuum: Surprisingly an Averted Trope by the protagonist Kiera Cameron, despite her character's Informed Attractiveness, and her actress being a model in real life.
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation:
  • CSI: Miami:
    • The role is currently held by both Natalia and Calleigh.
    • Natalia: .
    • Calleigh is always wearing extremely tight pants and four-inch heels, which almost always comes with the camera panning back to show her legs or ass. She is the only other cast member apart from Horatio to appear on UK DVD sets.
  • Csi Ny: Stella gets the title. She wears a low-cut Bullet Proof Vest for a start. She's also a lesson as to why this is not always a good title to have. Her last two boyfriends tried to kill her and Mac respectively. She ended up killing the former in self-defence.
  • Defying Gravity: Nadia, the lapdancing, stripteasing German astronaut.
  • Desperate Housewives: Edie Britt.
  • Doctor Who:
  • The Dukes of Hazzard: Daisy Duke. No, not the garment, the character from this show for whom they were named.
  • Everybody Loves Raymond: Debra provides this in at least two episodes- one where she "tells off" a woman who she thought accused her of dressing provocatively by overdoing it in front of her, and another where she tries to seduce Ray wearing only a nightie. Generally though, it's relegated to her wearing tight, but not out-of-place in reality clothing.
  • The Fall Guy: Jody Banks (Heather Thomas).
  • Farscape:
    • Chiana. Bare Your Midriff is standard and she practically oozes sexuality.
    • In all honesty, it's probably easier to list the Farscape characters who aren't coated in fanservice here. Pretty much everyone on the show exudes it in some form or another. However, it's usually incidental - Chiana is the only one who explicitly makes a point of it, actively using sex appeal (and full-on sex) as a tool to achieve her goals and plainly stating as much. That said, pick a character. Assuming you're not choosing Rygel, Noranti or Furlow (and even then, it's no guarantee), odds are they're going to ping somewhere on your fetish-radar.
    • Grayza also deserves special mention. Absolute Cleavage at its best.
  • The Finder: Willa is almost always in tight shorts, sometimes paired with a bikini or halter top. Isabel got an underwear scene.
  • Flipper: This may explain why Jessica Alba was the only non-dolphin cast member on season one of this '90s show to have been retained for season two. And this was before Dark Angel.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Ros (played by burlesque performer Esme Bianco). While most of her scenes are plot-relevant and characterisation-rich (usually for whatever man she's interacting with), she's naked in pretty much all of them.
    • Daenarys has traits of this as well, as Emilia Clarke seems to be naked in every other episode.
  • The Geena Davis Show: Geena Davis in her self-titled sitcom. That being all that it had going for it (though admittedly, this was still nothing to sneeze at at the time), the show didn't last long.
  • Glee: Has Santana and Brittany, who, when not dressed as Cheerios, wear some of the more revealing outfits in dance numbers. The writers seem to be making an effort to show that Lea Michele has a pretty smokin' body as well. The fourth season had her doing a very sexy version of Britney Spears' "Oops! I did it again" when Cassandra tells her she's not coming forward as sexy enough for her class. And let's not forget her revealing performance of "Baby, one more time" in season 2...
  • Gossip Girl:
    • Serena van der Woodsen. In season one, she was fairly clothed, but since then she is usually showing lots of leg and always showing lots of breast. In fact, fans tend to refer to her breasts as separate characters.
    • Also Blair, whose lingerie is infamous. And who loves role-playing and bondage in the bedroom.
  • Hee Haw: The Honeys.
  • Heroes:
    • Claire. She's a hot cheerleader who can heal from anything and in fact seems to enjoy the pain her power brings, engaging in various forms of sado-masochism. And in season four, she gets a girlfriend.
    • Lydia from Season 4, who spends basically all of her time on-screen half-naked.
    • Niki.
    • Defrosting Ice Queen Tracy, almost official Ms. Fanservice of the series.
  • Home Improvement:
    • Heidi played by Debbie Dunning.
    • Pam Anderson as Lisa.
  • House:
    • Thirteen. Olivia "let's check out how many lesbians I can sleep with in one episode" Wilde.
    • Dr. Lisa Cuddy. Low-cut tops, very tight skirts and pants and always in heels. Sometimes Cameron and Thirteen are seen in lab coats (damn it) but never her:
      House: Sorry — you just don't usually see breasts like that on deans of medicine.
    • Martha Masters, the new girl on the team, whose wardrobe seems to consist only of mini-skirts. Even her lab coat is short!
  • How I Met Your Mother: Robin Scherbatsky, who has had lots of eye-catching moments in dresses and shots of her breasts.
  • Hustle: Stacy Monroe, both for the show and for the cons themselves, where she is typically used in such a way. She also happens to be a very well-written character and a mathematical genius.
  • I Dream of Jeannie: The title character of this show.
  • The Insider: Lara Spencer on this U.S. celebrity/Hollywood news program. Viewers get to vote for what she wears on the next show. Although there's no cleavage bearing, they always seem to compliment her figure well. The main desk also has a transparent front, so that her legs can be seen.
  • JAG: Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie, Catherine Bell's character. The show took many opportunities to show off Mac both in uniform and in other attire, skivvies and swimwear included.
    • In "Yesterday’s Heroes", as part of the plan of busting a drug kingpin is having Mac approach his mooks in a two piece swimsuit to get Distracted by the Sexy. It works.
    • The entire beach segments in the two-parter "Boomerang" is really pointless, other than providing Fanservice...
    • In "JAG TV", Mac lands a publicly televised case which all of a sudden receives national attention. On an in-verse segment of The Late Late Show the then-host Craig Kilborn has this to say about Mac:
    Now, officially, she's a colonel in the Marines. But to me, she's a major babe.
    (Kilborn holds up picture of Mac in the bikini she wore in "Boomerang".)
    I think we now know why the Marines are first on the beach.
    • Another example of obvious Fanservice is in "Critical Condition", where we get to see Mac in lingerie while getting changed into her Service C uniform.
    • In "Straits of Malacca", Mac wears a special forces-style wetsuit when boarding a cargo ship.
  • Jungle: This tragically short-lived series was a nature documentary hosted by a Miss Fanservice, Charlotte Uhlenbroek. One particularly breathtaking scene had her walking along branches barefoot and moving between vines in half-trapeze artist, half pole-dancer fashion.
  • Knightmare:
    • This British children's game show sent millions hurtling into puberty:
    • Velda.
    • Stilleta.
    • Marta.
    • Romana.
    • Host Treguard supplied the Mr. Fanservice for the female viewers.
  • Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: Aneka. Especially during the Festival of the Racoon.
  • Las Vegas: Nikki Cox.
  • Legend of the Seeker:
    • Kahlan Amnell. There is a serious fixation on her cleavage.
    • And Cara. Hot Bi the Way blond with BDSM tendencies who habitually dresses in tight leather.
  • Leverage:
  • Lexx:
    • Xev. Justified Trope in that an explicit part of her backstory is having a strongly amplified libido, and in it being that kind of show. Her normal outfit features a bare midriff and a short skirt, but some of her shower scenes are full-on softcore porn.
    • Only Xev could make eating a rat look sexy.
    • Prior to Xev, there was Zev, complete with a nude scene that didn't involve a body double.
    • Bunny Priest qualifies in her first appearance on the show. In one of her first scenes, she's showering with other women while Kai rubs soap all over her.
  • Life: Some fans were irked at the obvious Ms. Fanservice makeover given to Detective Dani Reese in its second and final season. Particularly memorable was a gratuitous slow-motion hip-swinging stroll in thigh-high boots whilst sucking on a lollipop. The change was seen as an obvious attempt to "sex up" the series by putting Sarah Shahi in more revealing clothing: replacing her sensible shoes with heels, taking down her hair which had been previously worn up in a no-nonsense bun, wearing lower cut tops (which was lampshaded by Crews with the suggestion that she utilize a few more buttons at the top of her blouse before entering a complex which housed former prison inmates).
  • Lost Girl: Literally all of the female characters. The show pretty much exists for this trope.
    • Bo especially. She lives in a world of push-up bras, shirts with the most possible cleavage shown, tight black pants, and lots of leather. And those clothes seldom stay on for a whole episode... Fans have given the her tendency to show cleavage the nickname 'Boobs O'Clock' and make it a game to find the best example in each episode.
      • The writers are totally aware of the Boobs O'Clock thing too.
    Bo: How's this one?
    Kenzi: Not low enough, you need boob-oola. Gotta let the girls breathe.
    • Kenzi too. She is the resident goth/pixie girl who doesn't show much cleavage, but often wears corsets over her shirts. She also wears a healthy amount of fishnet and is always in either tight pants or a mini skirt. Also she wears skyscraper heels most of the time.
    • Lauren and Ciara, as well as lots of the female guest stars qualify too. They are shown in either lingerie or clothes with leg and cleavage.
  • MAD: The feature "It's About Time!" parodied weather shows, suggesting how to enliven the dull subject of the local time with the presence of a perky buxom hostess, "your 'Good-Time Girl', Ticky Tock, with the latest time reports..."
  • Mad Men:
  • Married... with Children:
    • Kelly Freaking Bundy.
    • Any other woman who wasn't a shoestore customer (aside from a couple of the mothers).
    • Any woman in Marcy's "clucking hen brigade".
    • Ironically, in episodes which focused on turmoil in Marcy's marriages, SHE became Ms. Fanservice.
  • Melissa And Joey: Mel Burke.
  • Merlin: Morgana is always seen in extra tight dresses with giant cleavage that show a lot of skin.
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    • Even this show had one, namely Carol Cleveland. The other Pythons called her "Carol Cleavage". Justified, as the Monty Pythons usually did female roles themselves. The only time they hired actresses was when the character had to show something the guy's couldn't fake. Thus, every woman in the Flying Circus tends to be fanservice.
    • Invoked Trope in the "Science Fiction Sketch" with the scientist's assistant, played by Donna Reading, in a skimpy minidress, staring out at the camera while posing coquettishly and giggling as she struggles through her lines.
  • My Babysitter's a Vampire: This show's lead girl Sarah, fits the trope to a T. Also Erica after being bitten.
  • My Name Is Earl:
    • Catalina. There was almost a whole episode dedicated to Earl and Randy making her reclaim her job of pole dancing, complete with gratuitous amounts of her jumping on the spot in skimpy lingerie. Never mind the fact her maid outfit is often suspiciously open to the cleavage for no reason. I guess that explains why the two brothers are still staying in the same motel...
    • To a lesser extent, Joy. But the effect is somewhat spoiled by her being mean and vindictive. (Of course some guys are into that.)
  • MythBusters: Kari Byron. To the producers' credit, they don't overdo that angle. Sometimes they just can't resist. really can't.
  • Naked News: This show takes this trope to its logical extreme, or parodies it, or both.
  • Nashville: After Heroes, Hayden Panettiere gets a second entry as Juliette Barnes from this show, bringing it from her first scene in the first episode. You're welcome.
  • NCIS:
    • Abby often wears very short skirts. Apart from that, she doesn't usually show much skin, but as a Perky Goth her clothing, accessories and tattoos could fill a catalogue of Fetish Fuel. She also has a couple of scenes of her changing clothes which, apart from showing off her tattoos, demonstrate that she doesn't wear a bra.
    • Caitlin "Kate" Todd got, in the space of two seasons and two episodes, a stretch in tight trousers, two Shower Scenes, a Sexy Schoolwoman outfit, a Spy Catsuit, a dominatrix cop outfit — and we discovered that she won a wet T-shirt contest (though that is never shown, just discussed).
    • Near the end of season 5, they realized that putting Ziva in a bikini might just draw in a few viewers. During various undercover missions - and in her free time - she often wears short, backless dresses, sometimes with Absolute Cleavage. The epsiode Undercovers opens up with her and Tony having fake sex.
    • Director Sheperd grew out her hair and started wearing tight skirts and form-fitting sweaters. And she wore a gorgeous sexy backless dress.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles: They have Kensi, a very, very blatant example. Great, rounded character who gets in chick fights in low cut dresses in the middle of a randomly placed fountains. Note the plural. This has happened more than once. Her normal clothes tend to include thin, skintight shirts.
  • The Next Food Network Star: The Season 6 (2010) winner, Aarti Sequeira, is now hostess of Aarti Party. The food is not the only thing that's spicy on that show.
  • Nikita:
    • Maggie Q. Often wearing if not exactly revealing then skin-tight clothing. Her spy catsuits are infamous. The show draws frequent attention to her legs as well as many close ups of her flawless features. Melinda Clarke, who plays Amanda, also gets some of this as well (as is often the case with Melinda Clarke).
    • Alex usually avoids this but there was an episode where she went undercover as a prostitute and did a jaw dropping poledance.
  • The Office (US): Parodied. Several of the cast (mostly Michael and Kevin) treat Pam like she is Ms. Fanservice (Michael often making suggestions to her on how to sex things up a bit) but Pam, while pretty, dresses rather conservatively (which she has admitted at one point is to discourage this type of behavior) and outright shoots down any attempt to get her to dress differently.
  • Once Upon a Time:
    • Ruby, whose waitress outfit invokes both Bare Your Midriff and She's Got Legs. Her off duty clothes are just as revealing. The irony of this is that her counterpart, Red Riding Hood, wears the most conservative outfit of all of the women in the fairy tale world.
    • Conversely, while Queen Regina regularly brings out her Absolute Cleavage and Television Without Pity doesn't call the Blue Fairy "The Boob Fairy" for nothing, their real world counterparts Mayor Regina and the Mother Superior are probably the most conservatively dressed women in Storybrooke.
  • One Tree Hill: Nearly every female character, Brooke Davis, Rachel Gatina, Gigi Silveri, Alex and Quinn being the most notable.
  • Power Rangers:
    • This franchise has had a few over the years, most notably:
    • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Kim, Trini, and Kat.
    • Power Rangers Zeo: Kat
    • Power Rangers Turbo: Divatox and Ashley.
    • Power Rangers in Space: Astronema.
    • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Maya. Maya is perhaps the series' most famous, wearing a midriff-revealing outfit and portrayed by Cerina Vincent. And let's not forget Karone's sexy midriff-baring leather getup.
    • Power Rangers RPM: Tenaya 7 who seems to be getting more ass shots with the new producer. Go, Judd!
    • In the Turbo movie, Divatox showed considerably more cleavage. It was pointed out by more than one review that she was probably there specifically for the target audience's fathers and older brothers. (It should be stated that Hilary Shepard Turner (Divatox) was pregnant during the movie, and missed the first half of the TV season because of it. Whether it was intentional or simply pregnancy breast-engorgement, we may never know.)
    • Mighty Morphin' had Kimberly's gymnastics leotards and far more Beach Episodes than later series. Also, it's often forgotten nowadays but Trini wore outfits just as fanservice-y as Kimberly, wearing midriff-baring sleeveless tops and short shorts. In fact, Kimberly wore conservative outfits more often than Trini did. Trini was almost always either baring her midriff, wearing super short shorts, or both.
    • Power Rangers Ninja Storm's Tori was also this in her surf outfits.
    • Power Rangers S.P.D.'s Syd was a former model.
  • Pretty Little Liars:
    • Has Alison, former Queen Bee of Rosewood High, who spends various episodes of season 1 in a bikini for an unknown reason. Justified in the flashback to the beach, but she also wears her bikini when inside the Hastings house so...
    • Spencer seems to be heading this way as of season 4 as well. She gets much more revealing outfits than in the previous seasons, including miniskirts in the premiere episode that didn't go unnoticed by the fans.
  • The protagonist of Relic Hunter, Sydney Fox, is played by model Tia Carrere. She doesn't seem to have any nudity taboo and the writers are good at finding reasons for her to strip down to her lingerie (or to full nudity, but then there tends to be a convient Scenery Censor at hand). The first-season credits features a shot of her taking her top off to reveal a lacy, black bra.
  • Revenge: Fake Amanda/Real Emily became the show's Ms. Fanservice in record time. Working as a stripper/lapdancer in her first episode (and first non-flashback appearance), going for a swim at Nolan's place in a very skimpy bikini in her second, sunning herself on Amanda in her third, kissing girls in the bar, perpetually rocking the denim cutoffs.... Although they did tone this down somewhat before she was Killed Off for Real.
  • Revolution:
    • In "Sex and Drugs", Charlie Matheson is seen slowly leaving a bathtub dripping wet, and later in a very flattering evening gown as bait for a honey trap for one of Drexel's enemies.
    • Nora Clayton sure likes her low-cut, thin tops (and is seen removing them at least twice so far). "The Love Boat" has Nora have sex with Miles Matheson at the end of the episode. "The Longest Day" has Nora then saying to Miles that she feels having sex with him is a mistake and later she gets captured by the Monroe Republic. "Clue" turns this into a Deconstructed Trope by Nora being forced to wear a white dress for Monroe, being tortured and may even have been raped off-screen. She noticeably wears outfits covering up most of her skin from that episode on and into "Children of Men" and "The Dark Tower".
  • Salem: Mary. Also Tituba, who is supposed to be posing as Mary's slave-a slave that wears a corset.
    • Gloriana-it certainly helps that she's a prostitute.
  • Sam & Cat: Cat continues her fine work in this field after her time on Victorious (see below), such as her genie Halloween getup in "#DollSitting."
  • The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Cameron. In "Something Strange at the One-Two Point", she even ends up wearing a slinky, sleeveless black dress that leaves nothing to the imagination. There were a number of tracking shots lingering on Summer Glau's (yep, she gets a second entry) well-proportioned rear as she slowly, purposefully walks along. She also walked around wearing only a bra, boy shorts, and boots.
  • Saturday Night Live: In her brief stint, Casey Wilson got a surprising number of fanservice-y parts, which makes her getting fired for being "too fat" all the more ludicrous.
  • Seacht: Paddy seems to have become this in the second series.
  • The Secret Circle: Each of the girls gets a turn at winding up in her undies or just a Modesty Bedsheet, particularly Melissa in the first few episodes. Faye also became this as time went on.
  • Semlons Gröna Dalar (Semlon's Green Valleys): This Swedish 1970s comedy series pokes fun at this trope with the in-series TV series Tant Raffa (approximately Sexy Auntie) in which a hot lady in lingerie reads classical fairy tales in an "interesting" manner. Mr Semlon is an avid fan of hers.
  • Sledge Hammer: Some of the things done to the lissome Anne-Marie Martin: putting her fully clothed into a sauna, so her clothes shrink by about six sizes; have her assigned to Vice as a decoy, dressed like a street hooker; and get her in a mud-fight with a barely dressed arrestee. Not to mention all the excuses for baring her long slim legs...
    Criminal: Baby, all I see is a badge...and legs.
  • Smallville: Lois Lane and her collection of costumes. Case in point.
  • The Sopranos: Adriana La Cerva (Drea de Matteo). Even lampshaded by one of the feds in an early episode.
  • Stargate Atlantis: Teyla Emmagan. No-one else in the entire regular cast of both shows in that verse walks around the base off-duty in a low-cut, midriff-revealing top. Teyla's pregnancy (a Written-In Infirmity case due to Rachel Luttrell's) led viewers to expect it to go down significantly. It didn't — there was just more cleavage. Ronon Dex is Mr. Fanservice.
  • Stargate Universe: Lt. Vanessa James. Hot female soldier with one hell of a rack, and her normal off-duty wear is a tank top and shorts. On-duty, however, she wears standard combat gear.
  • Star Trek:
    • Some people might notice a trend here...
    • Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager. The heels and metallic catsuit may have make it abundantly clear that she is this trope. Her look and outfit were designed by the Holo-Doc, who was in love/lust with her.
    • T'Pol of Enterprise was a clear attempt to capture the same target demographic, but in the eyes of many fell flat on the whole "interesting character" thing. Among them, Jolene Blalock, the very actress who plays T'Pol. She even took the opportunity because she was a big fan of the original series and was disappointed immediately by the direction the producers took the character. Their explanation for her sexy costume when everyone else was in practical uniforms was especially hard to swallow: apparently it's a Vulcan uniform, except that no other Vulcans anywhere in any series have ever dressed like that. Most of those we see not wearing uniforms wear robes, not slinky catsuits, and it's a pretty big stretch to assume their science vessels would have uniforms so impractical as the things T'Pol wore.
    • There's "In a Mirror, Darkly"'s Mirror Hoshi. Probably every female Mirror Universe character, but especially Kira Nerys in Deep Space Nine.
    • Counselor Troi of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Lampshaded in MAD's parody of the show by defining her power as "E.S.P. — Extra Sensual Proportions".
    • Yeoman Janice Rand from The Original Series.
    • Star Trek: The Original Series's Uhura. Especially Bare Your Midriff Mirror Universe Uhura. Ooh la la.
    • Leeta from Deep Space Nine was introduced without even the pretence of a character, unless it was The Ditz (With a "D", spell it right).
    • This is the in-universe reason for all dabo girls; it's easier to attract customers if the person spinning the wheel is a hot chick.
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip:
    • Harriet Hayes who once ended up being caught topless.
    • In the show-verse, Hello, Nurse! spot definitely goes to Jeannie.
  • Sunday Night Football: Special mention has to go to Faith Hill's intros for this show by NBC, which seem to become a more blatant application of the trope with each passing season.
  • Super Sentai:
  • Surface: Unlike Gossip Girl, this was pretty much Leighton Meester's main function on this show.
  • The Thin Blue Line: Habib in the episode "Honey Trap". Played for laughs, but at the same time quite a revelation given she is almost always otherwise seen in a conservative police uniform.
  • Top Chef: The hostess Padma Lakshmi fills this role, especially in her early seasons. Many fans expressed surprise about her tendency toward low necklines, bare midriffs, and shorts in a kitchen environment. Given that much of the viewership is female or gay, this was not as popular as one might expect, and she is now typically seen in elegant dresses.
  • True Blood:
    • Almost every female in this show has appeared naked or at least half-naked on-screen at one point or another. That's the way of HBO. Of course, in some cases this is rather Fan Disservice than service...
    • Special mention to Jessica for her Red Riding Hood sexy costume in season 5!
  • Twin Peaks:
    • Audrey Horne, with her tight sweaters.
    • Shelly Johnson too, to an extent.
  • UFO: Lieutenant Gay Ellis. She is however treated as a competent professional by the men she serves with. And, of course, the female crewmembers of the SkyDiver submarines, whose tops were fishnet undershirts like the men's. (Though the men were missing the fleshtone tape over the nipples, for some reason.) But that still doesn't beat Lt. Ellis' striptease change of uniform in the episode "Identified".
  • Unhappily Ever After: Nikki Cox.
  • University Hospital:
    • All four of the young female leads (Rebecca Cross, Hillary Danner, Hudson Leick, Alexandra Wilson) in this short-lived Aaron Spelling series. In various episodes, they appeared onscreen in swimsuits, exercise leotards, lingerie, and nightgowns. They even provided fanservice when their characters were working, in very tight white uniforms with short skirts and white stockings. The series never bothered to even try to explain why the student nurses would be wearing such an outdated and impractical uniform, especially when their teaching nurse was wearing modern hospital scrubs.
    • This show sometimes went to absurd lengths to maximize the fanservice. In one scene of the pilot episode, the girls were sitting in a hot tub - while having a serious talk about how one of them had been sexually harassed and nearly raped. There was no rational reason for this scene to take place at a pool. It would have been more logical for them to have this talk in a private setting, like their apartment. It was a painfully thin excuse to show the four beautiful actresses in swimsuits.
  • The Vampire Diaries: Most of the female cast, but especially Katherine. And the male cast.
  • Veronica Mars: The title character was a three-dimensional, complex character but somehow the producers found ways to put her in a cheerleading costume, a cosplay outfit, and a bikini — in addition to kissing another girl — all in the first season.
  • Victorious: All four of the female stars qualify - Cat and Jade burning up the screen in "Freak The Freak Out", Cat wearing practically nothing and getting sprayed with water during the Beach Episode "Trapped In An RV"note , Tori during several of her sexy song and dance numbers, Trina and her short shorts and tight tops.... looks like we were wrong about iCarly being the closest you can get to this on a tween show. Hence the Crossover between the two...
  • Without a Trace: Sam and Elena. One might theorise an attempt at appealing to both Caucasian and Latino men, or just double the pleasure for men who like both. Extra points for Sam getting pregnant with attendant increase in size.
  • Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman herself.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess: Xena herself, also Gabrielle, Callisto, Aphrodite (who is usually dressed in lingerie) and almost all of the Amazons. Gabrielle's costumes kept getting skimpier as the series progressed. There are a number of shower/bath/hot tub scenes (Xena steals Gabrielle's clothes in one) and some rear nudity. Lampshaded in the episode "A Day in the Life":
    Xena: Maybe I should switch to chainmail.
    Gabrielle: That would just attract a kinkier crowd.
    • and in "Forget Me Not", when Joxer is reading Gabby's scrolls to her when she is amnesiac:
      Gabrielle: This thing I'm wearing - it keeps getting smaller?
    • Justified in the case of Gabrielle's top during the second season. The costume chafed, so parts of it were removed, and eventually the sleeves were cut off.
  • The X-Files: Agent Scully. She was initially a very downplayed example. She was the only prominent female character of the show, and she was cute enough, but she was always wearing baggy outfits and showing virtually no skin. Fox was reluctant to cast Gillian Anderson at first, wanting someone more conventionally fanservice-y, someone tall and well-endowed. However, as the series went on, she was getting exponentially hotter and wore tighter and sexier clothes. In "Never Again", aka the tattoo episode, Scully had pants halfway down, bending over, and was practically orgasmic. In the episode "En Ami", the Cigarette Smoking Man invites her to come with him, we see a) a close up of her cleavage as she adjusts her hidden microphone and b) a very revealing dress when she goes to have dinner with him.
  • X-Play: Speaking of nerds, one funny recurring question in the fandom of, and a trademark Running Gag constantly sent up on this show, is whether or not Morgan Webb is an actual gamer, or just there to serve as eye candy.
  • Babylon 5: The first season has Adira Tyree, who is usually seen wearing form-fitting or revealing clothing.

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