The hottest women on television

So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve had a chance to post, and I’m going back to an old favorite of mine: Totally Hot Women on TV.

Lest you think that I’m some wretched fanboy living in a basement who has nothing better to do than fantasize about women that I’ll never meet, I should point out that I live in an attic and not a basement. And that I passed whatever the maximum age is that can be classified as “fanboy” several years ago. As to the rest, no comment.

In one of my last posts, I was arguing for the idea that we had entered a new Golden Age in television, particularly for the hour drama. I think we may have achieved Diamond status for the IBBSI (incredibly Beautiful Babes per Square Inch). Telemundo and Univision are solidly in the Platinum category (if you ignore futbol) but we have definitely narrowed the gap.

Even sticking with only the shows that might be worth watching—ie., not much CW or Fox, no E! or Lifetime or Spike—the list is long, so I’ve separated it into two parts. First, the dramas. Second, reality shows and traditional sitcoms.

I’ll try to limit individual comments, and just list the women by show, but obviously feel free to add to the list in the comments or give us grief/props for our selections. 


The Unit: Audrey Marie Anderson, Abby Brammell, Nicole Steinwedell

Desperate Housewives: Um, all of them

Brothers and Sisters: Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Sarah Jane Morris, Sally Field (I know she’s doing osteoporosis commercials; I still think she’s hot. So sue me!

Mad Men: January Jones, Julia McNiven, Elizabeth Moss (over yonder) and Christine Hendricks who has also reprised her guest role as Olivia on…

Life: Brooke Langton, Jennifer Siebel and OOHWOTP—one of the Hottest Women on the Planet—Sarah Shahi (formerly of the L Word)

In Plain Sight: As if Mary McCormack isn’t hot enough with her cute overbite, slight resemblance to Meg Ryan and tendency to kick major ass, we also have sister Nichole Hiltz and mom Lesley Ann Warren (see Sally Field, above)

Fringe: Anna Torv, as another ass-kicking blond federal agent

Heroes: too long to list, Kristen Bell and Ali Larter, ‘nuff said.

Chuck: Not just co-star Yvonne Strahowski, but Chuck’s sister, his Asian co-worker and countless guest stars

My Own Worst Enemy: Madchen Amick and numerous guest stars

Ugly Betty: Um, all of them

Smallville: Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Ghost Whisperer: J Lo

Ex List: Elizabeth Reaser, Alexandra Breckenridge, Rachel Boston

The Starter Wife: Debra Messing’s still got it

NCIS: Pauley Perrette (see Anna Friel, above) and Cote de Pablo with the sexiest season opening scene since Jennifer Garner in red lingerie on a plane

Pushing Daisies: Kristin Chenoweth, and I still say Anna Friel (see for yourself) is cuter than a basket of puppies. Prove me wrong.

Eli Stone: Natasha Henstridge, Julie Gonzalo and Katie Holmes in a memorable guest shot

Without a Trace: Poppy Montgomery and Roselyn Sanchez

Criminal Minds: Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook

Law and Order cubed: Alana de la Garza, Kathryn Erbe(an acquired taste, perhaps) and the woman who has handcuffed my heart—and the Love Guru’s—Marischka Hargitay

Boston Legal: Tara Summers, Saffron Burrows, Meredith Eaton, and Candice Bergen (see Sally Field and Lesley Ann Warren above)

Grey’s Anatomy: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Chyler Leigh, Brooke Smith

Dollhouse: Okay, this isn’t on the air yet; I’m just so excited about Eliza Dushku coming back to tv in a Joss Whedon show

Private Practice: Kate Walsh, Audra McDonald, KaDee Strickland, Amy Brenneman

Dirty Sexy Money: Natalie Zea, Zoe McLellan, Samaire Armstrong and a smokin’ (so far, guest role) Lucy Liu

CSI cubed: Marg Helgenberger, Liz Vassey, Emily Procter, Eva LaRue, Melina Kanakarides, Anna Belknap

House: Jennifer Morrison, Olivia Wilde

Reality show and traditional sitcom edition

Part Two of the Golden Age of Television for IBBSI (Incredibly Beautiful Babes per Square Inch). As a writer myself, I have a built-in bias against reality shows (ask a professional musician someday how he feels about karaoke). A couple of exceptions:

Dancing with the Stars: I have occasionall dabbled here, especially to follow some of my all time favorite babes like Marie Osmond and Jane Seymour. Then there’s Carrie Ann Inaba and Samantha Harris. This season was particularly hot with Toni Braxton, Kim Kardashian, perennial beauty Susan Lucci and, in my top five for hottest woman of all time, Brooke Burke

Biggest Loser: I’ve watched it; a) I’m a fat guy, b) Jillian Michaels and Allison Sweeney

30 Rock: Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Katrina Bowden and keep an eye out for Jennifer Aniston in a guest shot

My Name Is Earl: Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Samantha Who: Christina Applegate

Big Bang Theory: Katie Cuoco

Two and a Half Men: Any guest star date of Charlie’s

New Adventures of Old Christine: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. Okay, she’s probably had some work done, but it was damn quality work.

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  • SOG November 3, 2008, 2:13 pm

    Oooo, Big Rob, I am so sorry! I thought you were James Furbush! I would like to retract my previous comments about “your hot girlfriend.” Perhaps you do have a super hot lady friend, but I am not her. My concerns regarding BSG not being included remain!

  • SOG November 3, 2008, 12:32 pm

    Scratch that…she would TOP the list!!

  • SOG November 3, 2008, 12:31 pm

    Ummm, why is BSG not on this list….HELLO STARBUCK! I am a little shocked, seeing how much the Oyster loves those snarky blonds.

    I would also like to note that you did not feel to add your super hot girlfriend to the list of reasons why you are not a dorky “fanboy.” This is particularly interesting considering, had her gripping miniseries on the life of kale (yes, the veggie) been made, she would have totally been on the above list!!