Diversity Study: TV Looks More Like The U.S. And Viewers Approve

Despite the pandemic that stymied Hollywood production, there were varying measures of growth in the hiring of people of color — and women — in on- and off-camera jobs, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a new report. In return, audience enthusiasm for shows such as creator-star Issa Rae’s Insecure and the miniseries Watchmen with Emmy-winning actor Regina King proved that inclusion pays business as well as social dividends, said Darnell Hunt, dean of the school’s social sciences division. Above, Robin Thede (r), the creator, star and executive producer of the HBO comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show, and executive producer Issa Rae pose together for a portrait during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.