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 (942)

  • Gemma Teller. (SoA)

    Comment by Kacy – August 2, 2012 01:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes!

      Comment by Karin – August 2, 2012 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES!

      Comment by Butters – August 2, 2012 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Or Agent Stahl! Man what a b**** and good was it when they got her??

      Comment by Amanda – August 5, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • YES, I think I agree with this more. Gemma’s a “bad girl” but she’s still the protagonist. Shahl is a capital “B” Baddie!

        Comment by bamabunny – August 6, 2012 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patti Nyholm (The Good Wife) – Martha Plimpton

    Comment by Celeste L. – August 2, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely Lila Tournay on Dexter. Samantha Jones on SITC. Nina Myers on 24. Patty Hewes on Damages. Nellie Olsen, of course.

    Comment by Laura – August 2, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the list should include Number 6 (Tricia Helfer) from Battlestar Galactica, Tess (Cassidy Freeman) from Smallville, and Harley Quinn (Mia Sara) from Birds of Prey.

    Comment by cj4luna – August 2, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Karen Walker- Will and Grace
    Wilhelmina Slater- Ugly Betty
    Gemma Teller- Sons of Anarchy
    Blair Waldorf- Gossip Girl
    Jackie Burkhart- That 70′s Show
    Angela- The Office
    Hilary Banks- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    Sue Sylvester- Glee

    Comment by Andrea – August 2, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jackie WAS mean! +1

      Comment by Celeste L. – August 2, 2012 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What about Jackee’s character on 227?

        Precursor to Samantha Jones (who I consider bad ass, not mean. She knew what she wanted and went for it)

        Wish I could remember the character more. Been too long :(

        Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hilary Banks from Fresh Prince… yes!!

      Comment by Keren – August 2, 2012 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Emily Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
    Snoop from The Wire

    Comment by Janice Pardue Freeman – August 2, 2012 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Your tournament would be remiss if it didn’t include Valerie Malone from BH: 90210 (the original). She was one of the queen Bs of the 90s….and the best thing about that show. Her and Kelly Taylor going at it was always fun to watch.

    More recently, I’d go with Adelle DeWitt from Dollhouse. Aside from being played by the flawless Olivia Williams, the character is *the* HBIC of the Whedon world. An impeccable wardrobe, a cool English accent, a sharp wit, and a love for hard liquour….this woman trumps them all.

    Comment by kellyk – August 2, 2012 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nominated Olivia too. HBIC? Hot bitch in charge?

      Comment by TigerNightmare – August 2, 2012 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Adelle was scary and I mean that in a good way!

      Comment by Mary – August 2, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Santana Lopez – Glee

    Comment by LC – August 2, 2012 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gemma- Sons
    Sadie- Awkward
    Pam-True Blood
    Faith- Buffy
    Cordelia- Buffy
    Cersie- Games
    Domina (can’t remember her real name)- Spartacus

    Comment by Anonymous – August 2, 2012 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Definitely seconding Gemma from Sons of Anarchy.

      Comment by MaryAnn – August 18, 2012 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • sadie suxton from awkward.

    Comment by fede – August 2, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Abby and Paige from Knots Landing

    Comment by Amyb – August 2, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Abby Lee Miller!!! hahahaha j/k I know.

    Comment by Celeste L. – August 2, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Only four that I don’t think I see that I would recommend (besides the dozens of others already listed):
    Heather Taffet (aka “The Gravedigger”) from Bones
    Brenda from Six Feet Under
    Tara from True Blood
    Kim from Drop Dead Diva.

    Comment by Kelly Welch – August 2, 2012 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Tara’s not mean. More of the doesn’t take crap bad ass kind

      Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Kim Kaswell for sure. Three seasons and she is still a total bitch.

      Comment by Lily – August 2, 2012 08:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would second Tara from True Blood. Was wondering if anyone would list her. She is more of a bada** than mean, but I still think she needs to be on the list.

      Comment by MaryAnn – August 18, 2012 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cordelia and Faith from Buffy

    Comment by Caroline – August 2, 2012 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Santana Lopez (Glee)

    Comment by Stephanie – August 2, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ling Woo or Nelle Porter from Ally McBeal

    Comment by shannon – August 2, 2012 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I came to suggest Ling Woo also! She was AWESOME.

      Comment by Laura – August 5, 2012 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pam from True Blood

    Comment by Patrick Maloney – August 2, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cordy for sure! Also Katherine and Rebekah from vampire diaries!
    Brenda from 90210. Ruby and Meg from supernatural could gall in that category too I think.

    Comment by Becca – August 2, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Edie Britt and Kathryn Maffair

    Comment by Bryce – August 2, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Caprica 6 and Number 8 (Athena model), Battlestar Galactica

    Aeryn Sun, Farscape

    Irene Adler, Sherlock

    Comment by Gilda – August 2, 2012 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • River Song, Doctor Who

    Comment by Gilda – August 2, 2012 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Blair (Gossip Girl); Katherine (TVD); Cersei (GOT); Victoria (Revenge); Amanda (Ugly Betty); Whilelmina (Ugly Betty); Rebekah (TVD); Pam (True Blood); Santana (Glee); Quinn (Glee); Chloe (Don’t trust te B); Georgina (Gossip Girl); Naomi (90210); Regina (OUAT); Gabrielle (Desperate Housewives); Edie (Desperate Housewives); Faye (The Secret Cirlcle); Dalia (Suburgatory)

    Comment by Filippo – August 2, 2012 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, I would like to second Faye from The Secret Circle. She could be used as the very definition of a “mean girl.”

      Comment by MaryAnn – August 18, 2012 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Katherine Pierce (TVD)
    Christina Yang (Grey’s)
    Cordelia Chase (Buffy)

    Comment by Van – August 2, 2012 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And faith from Buffy and Karen from will and grace! Almost forgot them!

    Comment by Becca – August 2, 2012 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jackie (That 70′s Show)
    Santana (Glee)
    Gemma (SoA)
    Brenda (Beverly Hills 90210)

    Comment by Van – August 2, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brenda Walsh!

    Comment by DeeKayTee – August 2, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Brenda Walsh was hardly a mean girl. I think you’re mixing her up with the actress Shannen Doherty! :)

      Comment by Tommy – August 2, 2012 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, agree with you. I think Kelly Taylor was much more of a mean girl than Brenda.

        Comment by Kiki – August 2, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I also c

        Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Concur (stupid buttons in bad places)

          Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Edie Britt, Desperate Housewives
    Karen Darling, Dirty Sexy Money
    Paige Matheson, Knots Landing

    Comment by LilAngel – August 2, 2012 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For some reason the first one to pop in my head was Catherine Parker on The Pretender. I remember her being so *mean* – I loved her.

    Comment by Tricia – August 2, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! I second!

      Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kristen Cavalleri-The Hills (SP?)
    Santana Lopez-Glee
    Celia Hodes-Weeds (I wanna see more running out there…Isa-belly)
    Karen Walker-Will and Grace
    Cordelia Chase-Buffy and Angel
    Kimber-Nip/Tuck
    Angela-The Office
    Lucille-Arrested Development
    Lindsey-Arrested Development
    Nellie Olsen-Little House
    Miss Piggy-The Muppet Show
    Marcy D’Arcy-Married with Children
    Samantha Jones-Sex and the City
    Brenda Walsh-Beverly Hills 90210
    Victoria Grayson-Revenge

    Comment by Damien Roberts (@dam744) – August 2, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, +1000000 to Miss Piggy – I never would have even thought of that, but its a complete must.

      Comment by ben – August 2, 2012 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with others the original 90210 girls. They were mean girls before the term exisited. I second Nellie Olsen good one.

    Comment by E – August 2, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Allison DeLaurentis of pretty little liars

    Comment by DeeKayTee – August 2, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tess Mercer, Smallville!

    Comment by Amber Louise – August 2, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amanda Woodward
    Victoria Grayson
    Wilhelmina Slater
    Cersei Lannister
    Cordelia Chase
    Faith from Buffy
    Lucille Bluth
    Santana Lopez
    Valerie Malone
    Brooke Davis

    Comment by Jay28 – August 2, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kimberly (Marcia Cross) Melrose Place

    Comment by DeeKayTee – August 2, 2012 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lt. Singer JAG
    Maj. Houlihan(?) MASH
    Gemma SOA

    Comment by pilo – August 2, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m so with you on Gemma she is awesome. especially when she took a skateboard to the head of that bitch.

      Comment by Els – August 2, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hot Lips, yes! +1

      Comment by Celeste L. – August 2, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Diana – the original V

    Comment by Riah – August 2, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Anna of the new V

      Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh yeah, that woman was pure evil.

      Comment by Deena – August 2, 2012 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eva Longoria – DH

    Comment by TVAddict – August 2, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dee Reynolds – It’s Always Sunny
    Jenna Maroney – 30 Rock
    Lucille Bluth – Arrested Development
    Mallory Archer – Archer
    Violet Crawley – Downton Abbey
    Rebekah – The Vampire Diaries
    Kim Kelly – Freaks and Geeks
    Tyra Collette – Friday Night Lights
    Paris Gellar – Gilmore Girls
    Ilythia – Spartacus
    Gema Teller – Sons of Anarchy
    Cece – New Girl
    Rayanne Graff – My So Called Life
    Kara Thrace – Battlestar Galactica
    Kelly – Misfits
    April Ludgate – Parks and Rec
    Sadie – Awkward

    I feel like I’ve just made clear how much I love bitchy characters… God, what does that say about me as a person?

    Comment by Allison – August 2, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My favourites have alredy been named but I also think these should be on the list:

    Tammin Sursok (Jenna) from Pretty Little Liars
    Bellamy Young from Scandal
    Jessica Lange from American Horror Story

    Comment by Hurley – August 2, 2012 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am still missing some names:
    - Morgana Pendragon [Merlin]
    - Gemma Teller Morrow [Sons Of Anarchy]
    - Tyra Collette [Friday Night Lights]
    - Jessi XX [Kyle XY]

    And I want to support the nominations of:
    - Cordelia Chase & Faith Lehane [Buffy The Vampire Slayer]
    - Cersei Lannister [Game Of Thrones]
    - Abby Morgan [Dawsons Creek]
    - Pam De Beaufort [True Blood]
    - Brook Davis [One Tree Hill]
    - Katherine Pierce [The Vampire Dairies]
    - Tess Harding [Roswell]
    - Tess Mercer [Smallville]
    - Gail Peck [Rookie Blue]
    - Wilhelmina Slater [Ugly Betty]
    - Paris Geller [Gilmore Girls]
    - Meg Masters [Supernatural]
    - Gretchen Morgan [Prison Break]
    - Julie Cooper [The OC]
    - Kimber Henry [Nip/Tuck]

    And that was 20, so that is more than enough I think….

    Comment by Els – August 2, 2012 02:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I second Julie Cooper

      Comment by Lily – August 2, 2012 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sue Sylvester and WILHELMINA SLATER!

    Comment by RedRobin – August 2, 2012 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ellie Torres from Cougar Town.

    Comment by RachelH – August 2, 2012 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel really dumb that I didn’t think of this. Brilliant!

      Comment by Allison – August 2, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Also,
    Nicole Julian – Popular

    Comment by Allison – August 2, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Faye from the Secret Circle and Bill’s maker (I can’t remember her name) on True Blood?

    Comment by Pati D – August 2, 2012 02:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No mention of the ladies of DALLAS? Kristin Shepard, Katherine Wentworth, and Jessica Montford?

    Comment by Leigh – August 2, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would not call the ladies of Dallas “mean girls.”

      Comment by MaryAnn – August 18, 2012 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Evil Queen herself, Regina Mills of Once Upon a Time!

    Other choices – Callisto, Xena Warrior Princess,
    Darla, Buffy TVS and Angel,
    Drusilla, Buffy TVS and Angel,
    Alti, Xena Warrior Princess

    Comment by Mary – August 2, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Regina’s mother, Cora!

      Comment by Mary – August 2, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Definitely have to second Regina’s mother! She was the source of all Regina’s evil!

        Comment by MaryAnn – August 18, 2012 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Regina! Yes!!

      Comment by DeeKayTee – August 2, 2012 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oooh Drusilla was exquisite! Right up there with Callisto for the insane and cruel division of MEAN

      Comment by megalion – August 2, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Seconding Drusilla!

        Comment by MaryAnn – August 18, 2012 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Has there seriously been noone yet who has said O’Brien (Downton Abbey)?? She must be there. ‘Mean’ is a little more pointed than just ‘bad’ – but I’ve picked a couple of badasses who are mean when its called for.

    Ok, my list

    Regina (OUAT) is definitely my number 1 seed
    O’Brien (Downton)
    Dowager Countess (Downton)
    Christina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
    Santana (Glee)
    Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
    Fiona Glennane (Burn Notice)

    Comment by ben – August 2, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also, Sue Sylvester, for sure.

      Comment by ben – August 2, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Angela Petrelli from Heroes… Good one, Ben!!

        Comment by Keren – August 2, 2012 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Drusilla from Buffy, Brenda Walsh-Beverly Hills 90210, Nellie Olson-Little House on the Prairie, Paris Gellar-Gilmore Girls, Madison Sinclair-Veronica Mars, Faith-Buffy, Cordelia-Buffy/Angel, Lemon Breeland-Hart of Dixie, Glory-Buffy, Julie Cooper-The O.C., Nicole Julian-Popular, Endora-Bewitched, Karen Walker-Will and Grace, Hannah West-CSI (Sara’s nemesis)

    Comment by Kelly – August 2, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White, The Mary Tyler Moore Show)- invented mean before it was anything
    Julie Cooper (Melinda Clarke, The OC)
    Jordan Sullivan (Christa Miller, Scrubs)
    Susie Green (Susie Essman, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
    Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman, Cheers)
    Valerie Malone (Tiffani Thiessen, Beverly Hills, 90210)
    Ling Woo (Lucy Liu, Ally McBeal)
    Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh, Grey’s Anatomy)- She was mean when she started..might not count anymore
    Charlotte King (KaDee Strickland, Private Practice)- also mean when she started best character now
    Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds)
    Elle Bishop (Kristen Bell, Heroes)
    Betty Draper (January Jones, Mad Men)
    Marie Barone (Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond)

    Comment by Tommy – August 2, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Also the obvious: Regina (Once Upon A Time)
      Victoria (Revenge)
      Fauxmanda (Revenge- maybe??)

      Comment by Tommy – August 2, 2012 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Joy Turner (My Name is Earl)
    Regina/Evil Queen (Once Upon a Time)
    Susie Essman (Curb your Enthusiasm)
    Lois (Malcolm in the Middle)
    Rochelle, and Ms. Morello (Everybody Hates Chris)
    Angelica (Rugrats)
    Kim, Charlotte, and Sophie (H2O)
    Morgana, and Morgause(Merlin)
    Mary Camden (7th Heaven)
    Adrianna Tate-Duncan, Naomi and Jen Clark (90210)
    Jackie Burkhart, and Laurie Forman (That 70′s Show)
    Endora (Bewitched)
    Jessica Sanders, and Angela Petrelli (Heroes)
    Sam Puckett (iCarly)
    Megan Parker (Drake and Josh)

    Comment by Steven – August 2, 2012 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Endora from Bewitched!!

      Comment by Keren – August 2, 2012 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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