The Anti-Football Television Diet: 10 TV Shows to Counteract Football Season's Testosterone Levels

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PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
Football season is officially here and Sunday is no longer a day of rest: It is a day of Bud Light and Cheetos. For your average football fan, Sundays begin at 7:30 a.m. with the NFL Network's Total Access, then on to ESPN for the 10:30 a.m. slot with Sunday NFL Countdown, then flip to Fox NFL Sunday. Of course, there are also nine hours of actual football to watch. This is not to mention the Monday night game, the occasional Thursday, college football Saturday, the endless hours on football Web sites and chat rooms, the SportsCenter highlights, and, if Fantasy Football comes into play, well, then, you are on a whole different plain.

There is nothing wrong with football per se, it's just the testosterone that comes along with. During the six months of football, there is a striking imbalance in the earth's equilibrium. The testosterone-to-estrogen ratio is off, and something has to be done about it.

We gave ourselves the ultimate task of finding the ten girliest programs on television to neutralize the bro-behavior that is currently dominating the airwaves.

10. Hart of Dixie
Hart is the CW's answer to Northern Exposure for a female audience. It stars Rachel Bilson as a tough-as-nails surgeon exiled to live among the real people of a sleepy Alabama town. Expect this hard girl to soften, as will our collective hearts for her.

9. The Sex Diaries Project

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Oh yeah, ladies, today on the OWN network, Oprah presents a sneak peak at The Sex Diaries Project. The show portrays a "shockingly intimate look at the sex lives of American women." A show about middle-aged women and their sex lives is like Kryptonite to the average male. For a bonus, start loudly comparing your own sexual habits to the ones on television.

8. Picker Sisters

Given the hype of reality programming featuring guys going through garbage, Lifetime's Picker Sisters, a show about girlfriends who go through garbage, was inevitable. Unlike the popular Storage Wars or Auction Hunters, these gals don't have the dirty drama, but they do turn their findings into fabulous furniture. Hello!


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