The network’s newly announced lineup is dominated by white male leads with the exception of actor Shemar Moore in “S.W.A.T.,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
“Well, number one, more women watch CBS, percentage-wise, than any other network, so our shows have a lot of female appeal,” the CEO said, EW reported. “I don’t think we’ve ever had to apologize for having ‘Madam Secretary’ and Lucy Liu [on ‘Elementary’], and ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘The Good Wife.’
“We do a number of pilots, a lot of them have women in starring roles,” he continued. “There are a lot of women on the schedule. The best pilots win at the end of the day. And we think our track record is OK.”
“When I look at the totality of what CBS is, I look at news, I look at daytime, I look at sports, I look at Showtime, I look at The CW. And when you look at the totality of that, I think we’re fine in terms of the amount of women who are behind the camera and in front of the camera,” Mr. Moonves said. “I think we’re doing a very good job. I don’t think we’re looking in the wrong direction, on the contrary.”
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