Looking for More Diversity on TV

The audience applauded when the cast of "Lincoln Heights" was awarded the 2010 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series two weeks ago, but backstage, it was a different story. "Primarily ratings, we've been told," the show's executive producer, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, responded when asked why the family-friendly show had been canceled. To her credit, Anderson tried to keep the conversation upbeat. "We have a great fan base and our show is recently out on DVD, so our fans can continue watching. We're also syndicated [on TV One]." While we're certainly sad that the Sutton family is signing off after four seasons, the bigger question is, "Where does diversity fit on the small screen?" Read more: Boris Kodjoe Lands Lead Role in TV PilotFlashback Fridays: Black Love on the Small Screen
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