CBS Criticized For New Fall Shows All Featuring Male Leads

CBS Criticized For New Fall Shows All Featuring Male Leads

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During a press breakfast on Wednesday, CBS came under fire for the lack of diversity in its new Fall lineup.

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During the breakfast, a reporter asked CBS head Les Moonves about the new shows, which all happen to star men, wanting to know if he thought it was a good idea to have no female leads.

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"We saw this with you guys last year," she said, referencing the previous Fall's new lineup that also featured all male-led shows.

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She continued:

Are you concerned, particularly in a medium like television where women watch more than men, that you have such a male-centered [lineup]?

Moonves responded:

Well, number one, more women watch CBS, percentage-wise, than any other network, so our shows have a lot of female appeal. I don’t think we’ve ever had to apologize for having Madam Secretary and Lucy Liu [on Elementary], and The Good Fight [on CBS All Access] and The Good Wife.

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