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Leading Women Of Fall TV 2014

Tanya Mardirossian |
September 23, 2014 | 2:43 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Claire Danes is back for season four of "Homeland" (Twitter @Sho_Homeland)
Claire Danes is back for season four of "Homeland" (Twitter @Sho_Homeland)
Women are taking over fall 2014, from playing political, judicial and law enforcement figures to comic book figures. These women are dominating the small screen this season and we love to see them in action. 

Claire Danes, "Homeland" 

Claire Danes is back as CIA official, Carrie in “Homeland.” Her character had its ups and downs in previous seasons. Now that Brody (Damien Lewis) is off the show since his tragic ending in the last season, it looks like Carrie is headed back to the Middle East. The teaser trailer for season 4 was released Tuesday. The season premieres Oct. 5. 

READ MORE: Emmys 2013: Claire Danes Wins Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Viola Davis, "How To Get Away With Murder" 

Viola Davis is no newbie when it comes to playing powerful characters. “The Help” actress’ new show, “How To Get Away With Murder” is new this season. Davis plays Annalise Keating, a defense attorney  who teaches the tricks of the trade to law school students. The show premieres Sept. 25. 

Debra Messing, "The Mysteries of Laura"

Debra Messing stars in NBC’s new series, “The Mysteries of Laura.” The show follows Messing’s character, Laura, who is a homicide detective and a single mother of twin boys. The first episode airs Sept. 24, and will show her struggles to keep both work and home life in check. 

READ MORE: Fall TV 2014 Premieres: The Complete List

Tea Leoni, "Madam Secretary" 

According to CBS, the show “Madam Secretary” is off to an alright start. The show stars Téa Leoni as Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord. She is a former CIA spy/analyst who now handles DC politics and global issues. 

Katherine Heigl, "State of Affairs" 

Katherine Heigl is back for TV since her “Grey’s Anatomy” days. She plays in another political TV show. “State of Affairs” premieres Monday nights starting Nov. 17 on NBC. Like most other political shows, the series will capture Charleston Tucker, a CIA analyst who advises the president on international security while balancing her personal life. 

Kate Walsh, “Bad Judge"

Kate Walsh is a Southern California criminal court judge. When she's apart from her gable, she is a party-going, wild character. She later begins to question her away-from-work behavior when she meets an eight-year-old. The show aires Oct. 2. 

Jada Pinkett Smith, "Gotham" 

The buzz about “Gotham” has people excited to see the “Batman” spinoff. The series which aired Sept. 22, tells the story about Bruce Wayne and other characters prior to the “Batman” movies. The show stars Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney and Camren Bicondova as Catwoman. 

READ MORE: Fall TV 2014 Preview: 9 New Shows To See Or Skip

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