Lots of stereotypes in new fall shows

05.17.13 4 years ago

Lots of stereotypes in new fall shows
About 77% of the new shows have white lead characters, or character and many of the new entries have minorities playing white characters’ sidekicks.


Kelly Rowland is close to becoming 1 of 3 female “X Factor” judges

The former “Destiny’s Child” star, a veteran of “The X Factor” UK, is close to a deal to join Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.


Larry David has long hair and a beard in new HBO film with Jon Hamm

Check out the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star like you’ve never seen him before.


America Ferrera may return to ABC in a limited “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired series

The former “Ugly Betty” star is eyeing “Pedro & Maria.”

“Scandal” has the intensity of “24”
Both shows, says Matt Zoller Seitz, have a lot in common: “a mix of soap opera melodrama, airport thriller-style conspiracy plots, and unrelenting pressure, all woven together via plot-counterplot storytelling that makes sections of each season feel like self-contained pulp novels that happen to feature recurring characters. The damned thing moves on fast-forward. Nobody ever relaxes on ‘Scandal.'” PLUS: “Scandal” finally got the D.C. media right.


“The Vampire Diaries” finale, explained

Will Paul Wesley get double the screentime next season?

Will Kanye West do anything outrageous on “SNL”?
Something just might happen after his on-stage anti-“SNL” rant. PLUS: A directory of all of Stefon’s clubs, and meet “SNL’s” costume designer.

“Psych” to remake a past episode
Viewers will get to decide which episode to remake in Season 8.

Watch more “Office” farewells
From the rest of the cast, as directed by John Krasinski.


Here’s your 1st look at “Luther” Season 3

Idris Elba will reprise his role this summer on BBC.

“The Big Bang Theory” season finale: Behind the scenes
Filming took more than four hours. PLUS: Simon Helberg is a “Real Housewives” fan.

Lisa Ling: I named my daughter Jett after Joan Jett
Daughter Jett was also named after Jet Li.

Comedy Central to go dark to promote the launch of Comedy Central radio
After midnight Sunday, you’ll hear the audio of the SiriusXM channel on the cable channel.

“Friday Night Lights'” Aimee Teegarden looks uncrecognizable in reunion with Scott Porter
Teegarden, the star of CW’s midseason drama “Star-Crossed,” is now a brunette.

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