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Battle of Diverse Pilots: How Diverse Are ABC's 2015 Pilots?

Here at COLOR, we are all about TV and movies, but as you have probably seen, there’s a special focus on what television has been putting out. TV is beginning to outpace film in when it comes to diversity and representation. Or is it???

This season, each of the major networks are putting out a slate of shows promising fans lots of new, diverse (or, as Deadline stated, “ethnic”) faces. But how do the networks stack up against each other in the Diversity Wars? I plan to find out by analyzing each of the networks’ pilots (thankfully compiled by The Hollywood Reporter) and seeing how well the demographics are represented. Each network will get a letter grade from me, and after the full process is complete, I’ll take a look at diversity on TV as a whole. Let’s get started with ABC.