Jezebel asks, “Why Aren’t the Networks Picking Up Any Pilots Created By Women?” And it’s a good question, though it does explain a few things (like Big Love).
Apparently, “3 out of 33 comedy scripts that went to pilot were written by women. That is 9%,” while only “6 out of 36 drama scripts went to pilot were written by women. That is 16%.” In case you’re bad at math, those numbers aren’t pretty.
So what’s the deal? Are we still dealing with a boys club in Hollywood? How else do you explain this ridiculousness (from WomenandHollywood.com):
NBC had no comedies written by women and Fox had no dramas written by women
HBO had one female written pilot in two years. FX nothing. Lifetime nothing. USA nothing.
To quote Jezebel’s hortense,”LIFETIME! Television for motherfucking women! In the words of Angelina from Jersey Shore: “Um, hello?!?”
Um, hello!?!? indeed.