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Fox TV Says That Diversity Is Just Good Business Sense

Fox TV Says That Diversity Is Just Good Business Sense

Gee, ya think? But remember we’re talking about the Fox Network and not Fox News, which still reacts to people of color on the channel like the bubonic plague.

But just last month, the Fox Network held its annual conference
on diversity, where network execs told series producers that “their
casts and crew had to feature more people of color.

Of course it may seem like a no-brainer, but execs told those in
attendance that their shows must reflect today’s current and increasingly
multi-racial and multi-cultural world in order to attract those coveted younger

Of course the success that Fox has enjoyed with their
runaway hit Sleepy Hollow, which has
already been renewed for a second season, and other current shows, like Almost Human and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, are just some signs of the network’s commitment to its new programming

And it goes without saying that networks are looking at
the success of Scandal on ABC (as well as Sleepy Hollow), and are slowly beginning to realize
that they must get with the times, whether they
want to or not, if they are to survive and thrive in this environment.

This sudden awareness is also bolstered by that recent UCLA media
which found that more viewers are drawn to shows that mirrored the
country’s ethnic diversity, with increasingly smaller audiences for programs that

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Walter Harris Gavin

Commercial TV's mission is to sell an audience to an advertiser period. The problem has always been and remains the narrow-mindedness of producers and TV execs of who constitutes their audience and the programming that audience will support. Commercial TV isn't really breaking any new ground with their so called 'diversity' programming, just recycling old genres, characters and formats. Yet the most loyal viewers of network TV, those watching TV the most in all day parts are black folks. And according to Nielsen 73% of "whites" and 67% of Hispanics believe black folks influence mainstream popular culture.


Because of what I've deemed to be a lack of diversity in TV shows on Fox, NBC, ABC, etc. I don't watch those channels. I think now they're simply using ethnicity to get more money for themselves. If Scandal weren't so successful, would we have Sleepy Hollow? We wouldn't have had Deception. It's good business for the white companies that own these shows, but it's also exploitative. Cast more Black actors because they're good, not because it will make you more money or because your competitor is doing it.


Do you watch fix news? What about Juan Williams( black), Allen West ( black), Kimberly Guilfoil( Latina), and many more. How many people of color on MSNBC?


When is it going to be good business sense for the movie industry?!??!?!??!??!??!???!??!??!?????!

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