Network TV, The Great White Hope

November 30th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana


Lovely, leggy Q

Her show, Nikita, is now the only scripted network show starring a person of color who isn’t in an ensemble! She’s made it through the great white gauntlet! Phhhhhhhheeww.

Well that’s pretty fuckin’ sad, now isn’t it?

[Charlotte Observer: It's Still Pretty Pale At The Top]


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  2. Hello Kitty says:

    ROFLMAO, Diana! Judging by the promo pics Maggie Q’s performance is @sstastic, I mean fantastic.

  3. AA_male says:

    This is such B.S.

    I was looking at an article of shows that were being canceled, and all of them lily white casts.

    The double standard sickens me. Whenever shows with white casts fail (which most of them do by the way), it’s because of a weak script, timing wasn’t right, or any other reason besides race.

    Whenever a show with asian casts fail, it’s because “America’s not ready for asians” and other excuses that focuses SOLELY on the asian race. By the way, when WAS the last time there was a show with a predominant asian cast?

    Hollywood, the last bastion of acceptable racism against asians.

  4. rockmanj says:

    Jesus Christ, those legs do not quit! Wait…I had a point…what was it again?

    Ah yes, that POC shows that are canceled do seemed to be blamed for not being ‘relatable to mainstream America’ and all that, yet all white shows are shelved, it seems to be something internal, similar to what @aa_male says. I cannot really think of too many serious shows that had a very diverse cast or POC lead that has flourished in the past decade or so that was not a sitcom, which is pretty sad.

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