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Diverse Casting Leads to a Wildly Successful Fall for Network TV

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:42
Diverse Casting Leads to a Wildly Successful Fall for Network TV

From "How to Get Away With Murder" and "Black-ish" and "Jane The Virgin" and "Cristela," racial diversity on network television is paying big dividends for industry execs. According to Deadline:

Both ABC's HTGAWM and Black-ishare helped by strong lead-ins -Scandal and Modern Family, respectively. Still, HIGAWM has excelled, surpassing Scandal as well as NBC's The Blacklist to rank as the highest-rated drama on television by a wide margin, averaging a 5.7 rating among adults 18-49 through three weeks of Live+7 numbers. That should be gratifying for star Viola Davis, who recently lamented the marginalizing of darker-skin black actresses like herself who usually are relegated to bit parts in movies and TV.

Read more at Deadline

Categories: Diversity Headlines

Antares Explodes, Peshmerga Fighters Arrive in Turkey, F.B.I. Fakes Seattle Times Story

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:34
Antares Explodes, Peshmerga Fighters Arrive in Turkey, F.B.I. Fakes Seattle Times Story

Here's what I'm reading up on this morning: 

  • NASA's Antares rocket launch ends in utter catastrophe, raising questions about the future of the space agency's commercial spaceflight program.  
Categories: Diversity Headlines