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Old 03-31-2018, 01:58 AM   #16
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Actors of South Asian descent are all the rage this pilot season
New Girl's Hannah Simone starring as The Greatest American Hero on ABC and CBS' Pandas in New York, which revolves around an Indian-American family, are just two of examples of how actors of South Asian descent are landing key roles this pilot season. "Typically, South Asian-American TV characters tend to be terrorists, funny foreigners, or quirky best friends," says Sulagna Misra. "But while several South Asian-American actors have been cast to play sidekicks on this year’s crop of pilots—and even more of them are playing doctors, another stereotype—other roles are breaking the mold."
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Hannah Simone tweeted after "The Greatest American Hero" wasn't picked up by ABC:

"We just found out that network TV isn't ready for the first brown female superhero on TV. This would have been history making and so empowering for young girls around the world."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...season-1111291
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I think Hannah Simone is pretty awesome; I would have liked to at least see this pilot.
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Hannah Simone tweeted after "The Greatest American Hero" wasn't picked up by ABC:

"We just found out that network TV isn't ready for the first brown female superhero on TV. This would have been history making and so empowering for young girls around the world."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...season-1111291
What do they mean TV isn't ready/ Hello!! We're in the 21rst century. I say we're ready.
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What do they mean TV isn't ready/ Hello!! We're in the 21rst century. I say we're ready.
I think she's referring to the TV executives who decide what makes it and what doesn't.
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What do they mean TV isn't ready/ Hello!! We're in the 21rst century. I say we're ready.
Kind of wish she hadn't jumped right in and assumed racism with no real evidence. Every time a show featuring a minority isn't picked up doesn't mean the networks don't think we're "ready" for a minority lead; maybe the show just wasn't very good...?

The whole world supported "Black Panther" and "Wonder Woman; I'm sure the execs realize this.
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