Scroll To Top
Women

CBS Vows to Add More Lesbian and Gay Characters

CBS Vows to Add More Lesbian and Gay Characters

CBS President Nina Tassler told a packed crowd at Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour that she is “not happy” with their poor showing on GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index and they they’re actively adding gay characters to their slate of existing shows.

CBS President Nina Tassler told a packed crowd at Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour that she is “not happy” with their poor showing on GLAAD’s Network Responsibility Index and they they’re actively adding gay characters to their slate of existing shows.

“We’re not happy with ourselves,” she said. “We're adding a few characters this season because we're very disappointed in our track record so far.”

Specifically, Tassler said to look out for a gay character on the hit series The Good Wife — Alicia Florick (Julianna Margulies) has a gay brother. We at SheWired fantasize that they'll make Archie Panjabi's Kalinda full-on lesbian but we won't hold our breath.  Tassler also promised a gay character on the sitcom Rules of Engagement and a recurring character on the new show S*** My Dad Says.

A new daytime talk show set to replace the long-running soap As the World Turns will be hosted by Sara Gilbert, who is a lesbian.

 

Follow SheWired on Twitter!

Follow SheWired on Facebook!

Be SheWired's Friend on MySpace!
Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

author avatar

Shewired Editors