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When CBS unveiled its fall lineup on Wednesday, «Drew» did canada goose outlet store uk not make the cut, with Deadline Hollywood reporting it was passed over because it «skewed too female.» canada goose outlet reviews (Network president Glenn Geller denied that reasoning.) CBS did choose to pick up «Doubt,» a legal drama goose outlet canada starring blond Caucasian actress Katherine Heigl, whose last series, NBC’s «State of Affairs,» was a Canada Goose sale ridiculous flop, but who canada goose outlet can still trade on her «Grey’s Anatomy» heyday.
The other networks have addressed diversity issues with greater success. Shonda Rhimes’ dramas on ABC and «Empire» on Fox opened everyone’s eyes and opened the canada goose factory outlet doors of casting offices in LA to minority actors. In canada goose outlet uk sale the fall, for example, the reboot of «24» on Fox will star African American canada goose outlet actor Corey Hawkins. The network’s limited series «Shots Fired» stars Sanaa Lathan. On ABC, the midseason replacement «Still Star Crossed» features several minority actors. On NBC, which already has «The Carmichael Show,» we canada goose outlet will have «Marlon,» a comedy starring Marlon Wayans, and «Taken» with Jennifer Beals.
So now that the suits at the networks really did read the cultural memo that it is 2016 and audiences want to see the worlds they live in reflected on the shows canada goose factory sale they watch, uk canada goose what happened at CBS? Of the big name stars touted in their new schedule announcement, only two are minority actors Dul Hill and Laverne Cox and both are relegated to supporting roles in «Doubt.»
Instead, CBS’ fall comedies include «King of Queens» throwback Kevin James playing a retired cop on the sitcom «Kevin Can Wait,» «Friends» alum Matt LeBlanc in family half hour «Man With a Plan» and Joel McHale buy canada goose jacket cheap toplining in the workplace comedy «The Great Indoors.»
The drama side isn’t any better. Fall brings a remake of «MacGyver» starring Lucas Till and «CSI» alum George Eads; Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew in the Silicon Valley medical drama «Pure Genius»; and Michael Weatherly in the Phil McGraw inspired «Bull.»
A remake of «Training cheap Canada Goose Day» like «Doubt,» a midseason replacement does co star canada goose outlet toronto factory Justin Cornwell, an African American actor who is paired with Bill Paxton much the way LL Cool J is paired with Chris O’Donnell on «NCIS: Los Angeles.» Apparently, it’s OK to have a minority head up a show if he has a white buddy/partner.
In the meantime, canada goose outlet shop «Drew» is reportedly being shopped around to other networks; perhaps it will find a home at a place that’s more progressive and relevant than CBS.