With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television

February 2, 2015 5:18 PM

6 0

The 2014-15 TV season was already shaping up to be a watershed year for diversity on the major networks, thanks to the success of ABC's "black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder." The most-watched new comedy and new drama of the season, respectively, both shows featured African American leads and came from creators or executive producers who were also African-American.

The hip-hop drama starring Terrence Howard as an ailing music mogul and Taraji P. Henson as his extremely colorful ex-wife was an instant smash, with 9.9 million viewers tuning in to its Jan. 7 debut on Fox.

Read more

To category page

Loading...