This week marks the start of the new television season. And with the slew of new shows come a bevy of hot actresses for us to pine for each week. Naturally, we’ve assembled a gallery of the hottest. Think of it as your Fall TV viewing guide, but with an emphasis on beautiful women, and beautiful women only. What more do you really need? Sexy soundbites from the smokin’ stars of The Playboy Club? Yeah, we’ve got those too. Enjoy.
Christina Ricci as Maggie on Pan Am (Sundays, 10/9c, ABC)
Ricci on television? Didn’t see that coming, but we certainly can’t complain. She plays a foxy airline stewardess—back when we could still call them stewardesses—along with the girls on the next few pages.
Kelli Garner as Kate on Pan Am
Hell of a casting job so far. Pan Am will be full of eye candy if nothing else.
Margot Robbie as Laura on Pan Am
As we were saying.
Karine Vanasse as Colette on Pan Am
Annabelle Wallis as Bridget on Pan Am
Man, were stewardesses really this hot back then? Time machine. Build it. Now.
Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day on New Girl (Tuesday, 9/8c, FOX)
She plays a quirky but lovable chick trying to make it in the world. Think Liz Lemon but cuter.
Hannah Simone as Cece Myers on New Girl
The quirky but lovable girl’s best friend. Who just happens to be a model. Bonus points.
Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor (Wednesdays, 8/7c, FOX)
Time will tell whether Simon Cowell’s hit UK talent show can make the jump across the pond. But we’d say hiring this Pussycat Doll as a judge is yet more proof of his eye for talent.
Beth Behrs as Caroline on Two Broke Girls (Mondays 9:30/8:30c, CBS)
She’s gorgeous and she spends most of the show dressed in high heels and a tight-fitting waitress outfit. Tune in if only for that.
Amber Heard as Maureen on The Playboy Club (Mondays, 10/9c, NBC)
“When I put the Bunny costume on, it took me back to this time, a very specific moment in history, something that feels naughty yet nice,” Heard tells Made Man. “It feels edgy and cool and different.” Read our full Amber Heard Q&A here.
Leah Renee Cudmore as Alice on The Playboy Club
“There are very specific Bunny things we learned to do—how to walk, stand, do the Bunny Dip to serve drinks, so you don’t have your bits and pieces falling all over the place,” says Cudmore. “There were strict rules about not touching the girls. It was a classy place.” Learn more about Playboy Bunny costumes here.
Naturi Naughton as Brenda on The Playboy Club
“It’s tight but I love the way I feel when I get in that costume,” Naughton says. “My character, Brenda, is the chocolate Bunny and wants to be the first black centerfold. She’s very ambitious. She knows she’s up against quite a bit in the world but she’s not willing to take no for an answer.”
Jenna Dewan-Tatum as Janie on The Playboy Club
Between The Playboy Club and Pan Am, TV execs are basically trying to tell us that life in the 60s involved a great deal of sexiness. We’re not arguing.
Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie (Mondays, 9/8c, The CW)
Do we buy Bilson as a hot New York City doctor who suddenly finds herself practicing in small-town Alabama? Well, we certainly buy the hot part.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Bridget Cafferty on Ringer (Tuesdays, 9/8c, The CW)
SMG is back on television, in another show built completely around her. Oh, and she’s hotter than ever.
Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells on Unforgettable (Tuesdays, 10/9c, CBS)
Montgomery plays a crime-solver with hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to remember everything. No wonder she’s burned her way into our memory banks. Christina Applegate as Reagan on Up All Night (Wednesdays, 8/7c, NBC)
Applegate just keeps getting better with age. Wouldn’t mind being up all night with her. Oh, the show’s about taking care of a baby? Still.
Annie Ilonzeh as Kate Prince on Charlie’s Angels (Thursdays, 8/7c, ABC)
It was only a matter of a time before they rebooted the Charlie’s Angels franchise. Fortunately, they’ve got three solid leads, Ilonzeh being one of them.
Rachael Taylor as Abby Sampson on Charlie’s Angels
Remember her from Transformers? About time she got a lead role.
Minka Kelly as Eve French on Charlie’s Angels
Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive is now one of Charlie’s Angels? Jeter, we love ya, but you really struck out letting this one go, buddy.
—Gerri Miller contributed additional reporting to this story.