Last week at the Screen Forever conference, ABC was asked about whether it’s bringing more diversity to its shows.
Nick Hayden, ABC The entertainment chief said: ‘We launched a show last year, or maybe 2021, where he hosted Alex Lee, which sadly didn’t work out… a show (coming soon) is not a panel show but it’s 50/50 men and women, a third of the talent on the air is diverse. There are a couple of shows that I can’t mention that are also incredibly diverse. Jan Fran is now in the stable of entertainment talent…
“Because there are so (many) long-form shows… if you look Gruen they are three white men, but that won’t change. …. but you will see that every other point in casting that show, or with a similar show Wedges and grainsdiversity is at the fore.”
He added, “This is a huge conversation that happened within ABC and I suspect across the spectrum of broadcasters, because audiences demand it.”