ABC Showcases Diversity in Fall Prime-Time

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July 16, 2014 – With writer-producer Shonda Rhimes’ “Scandal” hitting big, ABC has decided to embrace diversity, rolling out at least four shows, including Cristela, Fresh Off the Boat, Black-ish and American Crime, all featuring racial humor and/or politics. At ABC’s presentation at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Paul Lee, ABC’s entertainment president, discussed the net’s bold steps to diversify prime-time television. To read more, Click Here.

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  1. Felicia
    Felicia says:

    Well it’s about time for ABC to Embrace other cultures. But the verdict is still out on if these shows will reflect the best in each of these cultures. Some of the titles of the New shows leave little to be desired. I will not judge until I have had the chance to watch each of them.

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