Who Is TV's Ultimate Mean Girl? Let the Nominating Process Begin!

There’s a name for you, ladies. But it isn’t used in high society…outside of a kennel.” We all know and love that zinger from the 1939 classic The Women — or at least we should! — and it will certainly apply to the participants of TVLine’s next great bracket tournament.

Yes folks, get ready for TV’s Ultimate Mean Girl, a single-elimination tourney that will celebrate the small screen’s all-time greatest she-devils, harpies, vixens, harridans, and “rhymes with the English-language equivalent of brujas.” The tournament obviously would be invalid without the likes of Revenge‘s Victoria Grayson, Melrose Place‘s Amanda Woodward, and Ugly Betty‘s Wilhelmina Slater, but we need a total of 64 delectable ladies to channel our inner Tim Gunns and make it work. And that’s where you come in.

Head on down to the comments section and nominate your favorite TV mean girls — we welcome characters from classic TV series all the way through to current hits — and give us a few reasons why these battle axes shouldn’t be left out of our tournament. We’ll then scour your list of nominees and your well-reasoned arguments to select our full roster of 64.

So start your nominating below, and for up-to-the-minute alerts on when TV’s Ultimate Mean Girls will begin, sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Austin says:

    Cordelia chase for sure

  2. Sg.Grant says:

    Just go ahead and give it to Victoria Greyson or Cersei Lannister.

  3. anniewaslike says:

    Abby Morgan from Dawson’s Creek! She was so evil, they had to kill her off!

    • Nelson says:

      I totally second that! She was the meanest.girl.ever.

      • Liz says:

        She is ultimate evil she didn’t even get a chance to “change her ways”. And I am totally picky backing on your comment since I am shocked that no one has mentioned Jackie Burkhart! Come on she was bitchy in the 70’s lol

        • Lily says:

          Jackie Burkhart definitely needs a place in the bracket. It’s upsetting that That ’70s Show has yet to be represented.

          • Rain says:

            I love That 70s Show but really don’t think Jackie was mean enough to hold up to many of the truly mean girls on tv!

  4. King says:

    Max of 2 Broke Girls. She may not be the meanest but she’s funny and hot!

  5. amanda says:

    Cersai Lannister (Game of Thrones), Constance Langdon (American Horror Story), Lucretia & Ilithyia (Spartacus)

  6. Bex says:

    Amanda Woodward hands down. No one compares!

  7. Pam from True Blood.

  8. CJ says:

    Classic TV: Nelly Oleson from Little House
    Modern: Pam from Trueblood.

  9. Carol says:

    Regina from Once Upon a Time

    • Celeste L. says:


    • Robin L. says:

      +1 YES! She ripped out her father’s heart to enact the Dark Curse, sent children to visit the blind witch (gravy or butter), imprisioned thBelle – what’s not to hate;-)

    • Charlie says:

      100% Agreed Heart Ripper

    • Brittany says:


    • amy says:

      most definitely regina!! she even killed her own father and has been tormenting poor snow and charming far too long.. girls got issues

    • Kyra says:

      %100 agree!!! Killed her own father for selfish reasons, sent at least a hundred kids to be eaten by the blind witch, ripped a single father from his 10 year old daughter for FOREVER (Mad Hatter & Grace), tormented Snow & Charming to the point of making them give up their new baby girl, trapped Belle for 30 years, destroyed any hope for Rumpelstiltskin of being happy (trapping Belle), killed the Huntsman (basically giving him a heart attack), separated two children (Hansel & Gretel) from their father which later made them orphaned for 28 years, made Cinderella stay 9 months pregnant for 28 years at 19 years old, made the Genie kill her husband (Snow’s father), and uh…. put that huge curse on everyone, making them lose everything & everyone they’ve ever loved and trapping them in time, whilst having them all forget everything and live suckish lives for forever.

    • Anna says:

      Regina for sure!!

    • MaryAnn says:

      Definitely second Regina!

  10. dude says:

    Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill), Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl), Santana Lopez (Glee).

    • Anna says:

      B. Davis? Are you kidding me? Brooke is the kindest character I’ve ever seen. Sure, in the first two seasons she was a bad ass, but she showed her true colors in seasons 3-9. There’s no way Brooke is considered bad.

    • Anna says:

      If you want bad, look to Rachel Gatina.

  11. Tori says:

    Go ahead and give it to Victoria Grayson, but just for fun lets add Pamela Swynford De Beaufort from True Blood into the mix.

  12. Q says:

    Blair Waldorf, Santana from Glee, Katherine from TVD

  13. anonymouse1013 says:

    Dianna Fowley from The X-Files! She was an outright b***h

  14. Millo says:

    Santana Lopez (Glee), Georgina Sparks( Gossip Girl), Katherine Pierce( The Vampire Diaries), Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)…

  15. Johnny says:

    Kim Kelly from Freaks and Geeks. Though she had some very sweet moments too.

  16. dude says:

    Emily Thorn (Revenge)

  17. norissima says:

    Evil Queen/Mayor OUAT

  18. Benn says:

    I’m going for Tess from Roswell. Emilie de Ravin’s first and awesome major role. Anyone who kills Colin Hanks is not ok in my book.

  19. jpomp says:

    Quinn Fabray, Santana Lopez, Abbie Morgan,

  20. Johnny says:

    Lucille Bluth.

  21. Cindy says:

    Alexis Carrington from Dynasty

  22. www.progressandprocrastination.com says:

    Cordelia Chase. Spank your inner moppet, whatever.

  23. Helen Gallagher says:

    Regina from Once Upon A Time and Victoria from Revenge

  24. TS says:

    Patty Hewes, Damages.

  25. Stamanah says:

    Regina from OUAT, Blair Waldorf from GG, Katherine from TVD, Santana from Glee.

  26. Mailin says:

    Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
    Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
    Cordelia (Buffy)
    Dalia Royce (Suburgatory)
    Mona (Pretty Little Liars)
    Regina / Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time)

  27. ggggg says:

    Amanda from Nikita

  28. Tim says:

    Nico Reilly from Lipstick Jungle, Alexis Carrington from Dynasty, Miss Piggy, Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development, Karen Walker from Will and Grace, Ling Woo from Ally Mcbeal, and Sue Sylvester from Glee.

  29. Fra89 says:

    Santana Lopez from Glee

  30. Megan says:

    Santana from Glee
    Cordelia from Buffy

  31. Andy says:

    Ivy from Smash needs to be on this list. And though she’s calmed down in recent seasons, Jenna from 30 Rock’s been quite a witch from time to time

    • vuqogiselle says:

      Good ones! I also partially agree with one of the posts above, which includes Karen Walker from Will and Grace, Ling Woo from Ally McBeal, and Sue Sylvester of Glee.

      For the classics, I nominate Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen), though I don’t know if she’ll make it past the first round.

  32. Nick says:

    cordelia chase…from the Buffy years

  33. Paige says:

    Madison Sinclair from Veronica Mars (no reformed mean girl here!)

    • Lily says:

      Agreed, she totally deserves a nomination. She wrote “slut” on Veronica’s car the night she got raped then slept with her ex and never apologized for any of it.

  34. I Heart Chuck Bass (and Damon Salvatore) says:

    Cordelia (BTVS, Angel), Blair (Gossip Girl), Brooke (OTH), Katherine (Vampire Diaries — you don’t get more mean girl than whacking off a guy’s fingers). I would also add Alison (Pretty Little Liars) and Amanda (Nikita).

  35. Chan says:

    blair waldorf!

  36. Derek Johnson says:

    Chloe from 24.

    • soarin829 says:

      Aw, Chloe’s not mean! She’s just… socially awkward and her honest comes across as rude. She’s not trying to be mean ;)

  37. Matt says:

    Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) and Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)

  38. Millo says:

    Rebekah from TVD

  39. Stacy says:

    Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) Valerie Malone (Beverly Hills 90210), Cordelia Chase (Buffy), Pam (True Blood) Nicki Grant (Big Love) Atia (Rome) (I like HBO, can ya tell?)

  40. Selena says:

    Jenna Maroney from 30 Rock and both Lucille and Lindsey Bluth from Arrested Development! It’ll be hard to beat Victoria, but Lucille Bluth is a worthy competitor. We also need Joan Holloway from Mad Men.

  41. SAM says:

    Pam from “True Blood” as she is terrifyingly hilarious.

  42. Rob says:

    My Definitive picks would be:
    Cersai Lannister – Game of Thrones
    Katherine Pierce – The Vampire Diaries
    Gail Peck – Rookie Blue
    Rachel Gatina – One Tree Hill
    Victoria Grayson – Revenge

    Some others off the top of my head:
    Caroline Reynolds – Prison Break
    Adelle DeWitt – Dollhouse
    Lila Tournay – Dexter
    Jenny Humprey – Gossip Girl

  43. Dahlia says:

    You already have the best of the best up top in Amanda Woodward, Victoria Greyson, and Wilhelmina Slater, so it’s hard to think past them! But yeah, I think Blair Waldorf earns a spot. Valerie Malone from 90210 too, and of course Lucille Bluth….

  44. Emily says:

    This category is kind of vague. Are we talking mean girls or just bad girls? Faith (Buffy), Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Sherry Palmer and Nina Myers (24), and Maria LaGuerta (Dexter) come to mind, though most of them walk a fine line between love to hate and just plain hate.

  45. Zizo says:

    Santana Lopez, Glee
    Quinn Fabray, Glee
    Patty Hewes, Damages
    Wilhelmina Slater, Ugly Betty
    Amanda Tannen, Ugly Betty
    Jenna Maroney, 30 Rock
    Eddie Britt, Desperate Housewives
    Gabrielle Solis, Desperate Housewives
    Chloe McGruff, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23
    Cercei Lannister, Game of Thrones
    April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation
    Victoria Grayson, Revenge
    Ivy Lynn, Smash
    Dalia Royce, Suburgatory
    Pam De Beaufort, True Blood

  46. MoxieSue says:

    Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones
    Nellie Olsen, Little House on the Prairie
    Regina/The Evil Queen, Once Upon a Time
    Santana Lopez, Glee
    Sue Sylvester, Glee
    Miss Piggy

  47. Reward says:

    Where is Katherine/Katerina Petrova (TVD)? o.O

  48. Janey says:

    No list of mean girls would be complete without Wilhelmina Slater. Also needing a place on the list: Lucille Bluth, Nellie Olsen, Karen Walker, Sue Ann Nivens and Colleen Donaghy.

  49. Belmon says:

    Wilhelmina Slater of course! Meanest among the means.