Roles for women on television are getting better all the time.
There are so many different women playing characters who lead, for instance. Some do it with strength and compassion, while others get away with physicality or a snarky attitude. Some manage to turn the eyes of those around them so people follow as if they're the Pied Piper.
Some women play characters who are true friends, romantic interests or the brains of an organization. Still, others dig into tasty types like villains, having fun with their bad girl behavior.
No matter what you like, we're likely to have some female power for you. Check out 24 hot women of summer TV!
Kiele Sanchez from Kingdom
Kiele Sanchez from Kingdom has long been forgotten for her weird appearance on Lost, and we still worry about Callie's reaction to Jim's situation on their wedding day on The Glades, but the work she's doing on the Audience Network's Kingdom as Lisa Prince (currently airing its final season) is amazing. She's far more than a pretty face.
Allison Scagliotti from Stitchers
Allison Scagliotti from Stitchers plays Camille Engleson on the Freeform series, but we really fell in love with her as Claudia on Warehouse 13. Scagliotti seems like a fun and free spirit.
Ellen Barkin from Animal Kingdom
Ellen Barkin from Animal Kingdom currently airing on TNT has always played a sexy heroine, but as the antihero Janine 'Smurf' Cody, we find it hard to believe she's the mother of three hot grown men and a grandson, to boot!
Hayden Panettiere from Nashville
Hayden Panettiere from Nashville has played Juliette Barnes since the premiere in 2012, but we've watched her grow up from a child actress to teen in entertainment, so sometimes it feels odd putting her on our hot women list!
Katherine McNamara From Shadowhunters
Katherine McNamara From Shadowhunters began her career on Broadway at the age of 13 opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. She's no slouch! She can sing, dance and even composes her own songs. For now, we'll continue enjoying her portrayal of Clary on Freeform's Shadowhunters.
Kim Dickens from Fear the Walking Dead
Kim Dickens from Fear the Walking Dead made her mark on television with shows such as Treme and Sons of Anarchy but watching her kick zombie ass and lead her family and other survivors with the strength only a woman and mother can offer is a new level of sexy.