13 Shows Literally Anyone Should Make Starring Black Women
Drama, comedy, period pieces and even a remake of Pride and Prejudice. FREE IDEAS! You're welcome.
Hi! Are you a TV writer who struggles to diversify your cast and/or TV ideas? Have you written several shows and somehow, by sheer coincidence, they all seem to star white dudes?
We get it. It's hard.
Well, never fear! We did a little digging, and it turns out it's actually not that hard to write TV shows starring black women. In fact, we came up with 13!
Be assured, dear friends, there is ~literally~ no reason for the limited number, and scope, of people of colour on our TV screens. None. We checked.
And yes, we know this list is imperfect in many ways. It just shows what is possible when you give "diversity" and "inclusion" more than five minutes of thought (or you could just host the 9,746th discussion panel on the subject and keep wringing your hands). This is simply one attempt at correcting a deliberate and pernicious multi-generational fuck-up. Do better, everyone. Jeez.