TV's Most Influential Women 2012

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Photo credits: Getty Images | Bauer Griffin | Pacific Coast News From actresses to reality starlets to writers and producers, we're celebrating the talented ladies who bring their A-game to the small screen in our first-ever list of TV's Most Influential Women. So what does it mean to be influential? It means that you create the conversation instead of following it. It means people want to watch you week in and week out. It means that you're a mover, a shaker, and a tastemaker. The women on...Read Full Story

TV's Most Influential Women 2012: Behind the Scenes

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Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, and Mindy Kaling (Getty Images, PacificCoastNews)Actresses and reality stars may hog all the attention, but it's the women behind the scenes who truly influence what you see on your televisions every day. These talented writers, producers, showrunners, and directors are part of a "fempire" of established small screen creators and rising new stars who are making the TV they want to see.From buzzy comedies to supernatural teen dramas and everything in between, these...Read Full Story

TV's Most Influential Women 2012: Personalities

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Ellen Degeneres, Kim Kardashian, and Bethenny Frankel (Bauer Griffin, PacificCoastNews)It used to be you got famous on television for playing someone else. But the past decade has given rise to small screen stars who don't pretend to be anybody but themselves. Some of TV's most influential personalities are known for their reality TV antics, while others entertain audiences every day with talk shows and celebrity interviews. But the one thing all these women have in common is that they aren't...Read Full Story

TV's Most Influential Women 2012: Under 30

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Nina Dobrev, Lea Michele, and Blake Lively (Getty)From singing sensations to vampire loving teens, some of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood are on the small screen. But the talented young stars on our list, all under 30, aren't just flavors of the month (well, one might be). Some of them have been working in the entertainment industry for over a decade, while others rose to fame thanks to star-making performances on hit shows. Four of the young ladies on the list come from reality...Read Full Story

TV's Most Influential Women 2012: Actresses

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Eva Longoria, Sofia Vergara, Kaley Cuoco (Getty)Women on television have come a long way since Lucille Ball dominated the small screen with her zany antics and expert comic timing. Today's most influential TV actresses are as unique as they are talented, and they're all influencing the pop culture conversation in different ways. To create our list of the 10 most influential TV actresses working today, we looked at all aspects of a star's potential influence — from ratings to salaries to...Read Full Story