8 Badass Single Ladies on TV Right Now (PHOTOS)

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Veronica Mars
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Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)

The latest season of Veronica Mars argued that Veronica (Kristen Bell) is better off in snarky solitude. While that took some audience convincing, it means that Veronica can be back on our top favorite single ladies of TV list (really, any excuse to bring up how great she is). The iconic detective will ride off into the sunset alone once again, but she’ll forever have our hearts.

The Bold Type
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Kat Edison (The Bold Type)

Newly-single Kat (Aisha Dee) chose to focus on herself in last season’s finale instead of rushing into another relationship, and we’re all for it. She’s kicking ass as the youngest social media editor at Scarlet, just wrapped a run for City Council, and supports her besties, Sutton and Jane, with their love lives. Kat doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind and calling out what she thinks is wrong. We will always vote Kat Edison!

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Patty Solis-Papagian (Goliath)

Don’t be fooled by Patty’s (Nina Arianda) frazzled demeanor and unpronounceable last name. She is a badass lawyer that takes no prisoners in and out of the courtroom. Whether facing off against corrupt conglomerates or dealing with rivaling gangs, Patty holds her own and keeps her cool. An ill-fated F.B.I. love interest only boosted her queendom of singlehood — she used all she could to get back her partner, Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton).

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Annie Easton (Shrill)

Journalist Annie (Aidy Bryant) stands up for herself to her boss, her friend-with-benefits, and most importantly, her own self-doubt. The last time we saw Annie she was confronting her Internet troll and reminding us that accepting ourselves is the most badass thing of all.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel and Susie Myerson (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Yes, this is a two-parter. There is no Midge without Susie and no Susie without Midge. Their friendship and business partnership takes badass-ness to a new level. As Midge dodges her ex-husband Joel’s (Michael Zegen) pursuits and tests the water with Benjamin (Zachary Levi), her relationship with Susie remains steadfast and strong. Their banter and determined persistence to succeed — especially within a sexist male-dominated industry — makes them both two awesome powers.

Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak
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Gladys Jones (Riverdale)

While the leading teens on the show play with their high school on-and-off romances (seriously, what is going on with Archie and Veronica?!), Gladys (Gina Gershon) just sits back and wrecks more havoc in Riverdale than her son Jughead can keep up with. She is a hard-rocking single mom and Jingle Jangle dealer (not that we condone hallucinogenics), but her style and sheer intimidating stare proves she’s a top player — and bad bitch aspiration. Plus, she already had the hottest bachelor on the show, FP Jones (Skeet Ulrich) and spat him out like a soured flavor of the week. We know Gladys will be back because she does bad just so well.

Bob's Burgers

Louise Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)

Ok yes, she’s a kid. And a cartoon. But Louise (Kristen Schaal) isn’t distracted by immature boys and her sister Tina’s butt obsession. Instead, she spews snarky comments, leads her siblings through various adventures, and always seems to be the smartest in the room. Louise is a top single lady in our book.

Maeve, Westworld

Maeve (Westworld)

Fan favorite Maeve (Thandie Newton) is the embodiment of cool, calm, and collected. Her passionate struggle for freedom and to find her daughter makes her a force to be reckoned with, much to the demise of those who oppose her. Maeve is the ultimate badass.

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Fall has arrived, which means pumpkin lattes, apple picking, our favorite TV shows returning to our screens … and cuffing season.

The colder weather usually drives people into relationships, but not these badass small-screen ladies! Viewers could use them as an example that sometimes we’re stronger on our own.

From Veronica Mars to Westworld’s Maeve to the ladies of the The Bold Type, here are our favorite fierce unattached gals on TV right now.