Diverse Shows We’re Looking Forward to This Fall:

Check out Lee and Low’s list of Diverse TV Shows coming this fall, both new and returning. Many of these shows are on my list (https://constarstudiestv.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/fall-2014-tv-schedule/) and I think The Flash should be considered an honorable mention due to it’s racebending Iris and Joe West (Barry Allen’s main love interest and her detective father). The show also feature Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, a comic character himself.

I absolutely love that there is enough shows on TV this season to make such a list. I hope next year’s lists are even longer.

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This year’s Emmys had an unfortunate lack of diversity. But, never fear! Fall 2014’s TV season is about to start and there are some amazing diverse offerings on the horizon.

Returning:

Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes’s medical drama returns for its eleventh season.

Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as a modern day Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson, returns.

Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow normalizes POC characters as leads in a fantasy-world setting, in which their POC-ness isn’t an “issue” but definitely a part of who they are as characters. It tackles historical issues like slavery head-on (for example, Ichabod’s reaction to Abbie being a cop), and it centers Abbie’s experience as the hero of this tale.

Ultimately, it’s epic and funny and fascinating—it tells a good story.

Scandal, Shonda Rhimes’s political thriller, returns with Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope.

Premiering:

Fresh off the Boat is the first sitcom starring…

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