American TV executives wake up to fact that wisecracking women don't need male foils to be funny.

This article titled “Female comics take over US sitcoms following success of Bridesmaids” was written by Paul Harris New York, for The Observer on Saturday 24th September 2011 21.15 UTC

Something strange is afoot in the world of the American sitcom. A breed of character has emerged that curses profanely, talks frankly about sex, sleeps around and drinks too much, all while wisecracking rudely with the best of them.

None of those attributes is especially original, except that these characters are all women. A fresh crop of TV comedy shows has hit the US cultural landscape anchored on a new breed of sassy, independent, freethinking woman.

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