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With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television

With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television

The 2014-15 TV season was already shaping up to be a watershed year for diversity on the major networks, thanks to the success of ABC's "black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder." The most-watched new comedy and new drama of the season, respectively, both shows featured African American leads and came from creators or executive producers who were also African American. Then along came Fox's "Empire." The hip-hop drama starring Terrence Howard as an ailing music mogul and Taraji P. Henson as his extremely colorful ex-wife was an instant smash, with 9.9 million viewers tuning in to its Jan. 7 debut on Fox. "Empire" has since followed...

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