Now, there is plenty to celebrate when it comes to LGBT representation on television right now. But the vast majority of it — from “Orange is the New Black” to “Looking” to “Please Like Me” to “Transparent” — is coming to us via cable or streaming. Network television, though certainly deserving of the pioneering status it received from airing shows like “Ellen,” “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace,” has not been keeping up, at least in terms of quality.
There’s some notable exceptions (“How To Get Away With Murder,” certainly), but for every “Murder” there’s a stale and unimaginative new show — almost always a sitcom — that feels like it might have been mildly interesting representationally…. if it was still 1993. “SNL” took that on this weekend quite brilliantly with a trailer for fake sitcom “The Dudleys,” adding in the effect the internet has on putting an overly PC bent on so much of what the desperate-to-keep-advertisers-happy networks try and put out these days… Watch below: