Celebrate Women's History Month on ABC, Freeform, FX and Nat Geo

Celebrate Women's History Month on ABC, Freeform, FX and Nat Geo

March is Women's History Month and what better way to celebrate than to support the work of some amazing female creators? Here at ABC, we have wonderful shows and movies that encapsulate the experience of being a woman in the modern world as well as fascinating stories of women who changed history. Whether you want to see some women crushing it in the workplace like those in "Abbott Elementary", get inspired by cultural pioneers like Aretha Franklin or be whisked away by the witches of "Motherland: Fort Salem", we've got what you need. Women's History Month may only be for March, but there are female-focused movies and shows available all year round on ABC, Freeform, FX and National Geographic, so read on to see our picks and add them to your must-watch list!


If you want to learn about the brave women who came before us, ABC has the drama "Women of the Movement" and the documentary "Let The World See". They both examine Mamie Till-Mobley's fight for justice after the murder of her son, Emmett, in the Jim Crow South. In order to learn from history we must first understand it, and Till-Mobley's perseverance in the face of institutional racism is an example to us all.

ABC also has a wealth of female-led fiction programming for you to enjoy in March. Quinta Brunson's debut series "Abbott Elementary" has been a runaway hit, thanks in part to the comedic genius of Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James and Lisa Ann Walter, who play teachers in the titular under-funded public school. "Grey's Anatomy" is another ensemble masterpiece that just keeps on giving. Catch up with the legendary Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) as she juggles personal drama and surgical interventions at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. If you're looking to brush off the winter cobwebs and shake a tail feather, then "Queens" is the show for you! These former popstars are trying to revive the success of their 90s hip-hop group. The only problem? They're in their 40s and have barely spoken to each other since the band went their separate ways. Expect tearful reunions, female empowerment and some throwback dance moves.


When it comes to women standing up for what they believe in, Freeform is the place to be. Catch up with the fierce witches of "Motherland: Fort Salem" who are literally fighting for their lives at War College and supporting each other bravely along the way. Or there is also "grown-ish", which follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi) from "black-ish" as she navigates college, friendships and relationships. This ensemble show features an array of female experiences such as the pressure to perform academically, young motherhood, queerness and romantic troubles. "The Fosters" spin-off show "Good Trouble" sees Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) start their careers in the big city and is a rich portrayal of the diversity of female life in the modern world. If dark humor, uncomfortable truths and healing are more like your idea of female empowerment then Freeform's newest show "Single Drunk Female" is perfect for you. It tackles the reality of alcoholism and getting sober with Sam (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a 20-something trying to rebuild her life after a very public breakdown forces her to move back in with her mom (Ally Sheedy). 


When discussing iconic women, who could forget the Belcher girls? The women of "Bob's Burgers" are undeniably hilarious, but they also show that femininity can come in many forms. Whether it's Tina lusting after another boy, Louise starting an unnecessary fight or Linda laughing at her own jokes, these ladies are just like us! FX also has "Mom", a show about a mother and daughter both trying to get sober. The sitcom has earned 13 Emmy nominations since it started in 2014 and its stars have been nominated countless times for their darkly comedic portrayal of the duo.

On FX you can also catch "Impeachment: American Crime Story". It covers the true case of Monica Lewinsky's affair with US President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, a situation that exposed a lot of sexism in the media at the time. This show is a great way to learn about what happened at this moment in women's history and how Lewinsky was treated by the public.

National Geographic

National Geographic is home to plenty of movies and shows about strong women, from incredible vets like Dr. Oakley to those on the front lines of conflict in "Into the Fire". Impact with Gal Gadot platforms some amazing young women who are making a change in their communities through clean water systems, dance classes and housing. Also on National Geographic there is the "Genius" series, which tells the stories of our world's most influential cultural icons. "Genius: Aretha" takes us through the life of Aretha Franklin, the singer who defined a generation with her music, attitude and fierce advocacy for what she believed in. Watch every episode free.

All of these shows and movies are available on ABC, Freeform, FX and National Geographic!

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