If the world looked like American prime-time network television, it would be awfully white and awfully male, with a lot of cops and doctors. But some signs suggest that television networks are learning that there's financial value in getting more diverse.
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The reports of the latest GLAAD figures have suggested the number of LGBT characters on television is falling. That's not quite true. And it's a reminder to think more carefully about what numbers say about diversity on TV.
'30 Rock' and 'Parks and Recreation' were all about main characters fighting for their overall visions while balancing other people's needs. In other words, they're perfect preparation for hosting the Golden Globes--or any other awards show.