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Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV
Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV

Diversity sells. That's the takeaway from the 2014-2015 network TV season. And as a result, primetime network television, the largest stage in American popular culture, is never going to be as white again. From "Empire" on Fox to "How to Get Away with Murder" on ABC, the networks bet bigger than ever on series featuring nonwhite characters in leading or featured roles this year, and as the season enters its homestretch, they are reaping the rewards. Working within a business model where as many as four out of five new series are regularly canceled, the networks are batting almost .500 in the number of rookie shows featuring characters of color that will...

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