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Sad redheads are taking over TV

Random-trend alert! From detectives to housemaids, the gingers are dominating fall’s new TV series. But why are they all so despondent? We rate them on our EW depress-o-meter

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Bumming

Tessa from Suburgatory

Played by Jane Levy

Why she’s sad She’s a New York City girl trapped in the boring suburbs.

Carrie from Unforgettable

Played by Poppy Montgomery

Why she’s sad She’s haunted by her sister’s death.

Anna from A Gifted Man

Played by Jennifer Ehle

Why she’s sad She’s divorced from a cute doctor. Also: She’s dead.

Super-Bumming

Moira from American Horror Story

Played by Frances Conroy (old Moira) and Alexandra Breckenridge (young Moira)

Why she’s sad She’s stuck cleaning up bloodstains in the House of Evil. Also: She’s dead.

Sergeant Brody from Homeland

Played by Damian Lewis

Why he’s sad He was tortured by al-Qaeda for eight years; now he’s tortured by Claire Danes.