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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
When Zendaya won last month's Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry's progress toward inclusivity.
The "Euphoria" star became the second Black winner in the category in five years, following Viola Davis' drought-ending win for "How to...
Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including "Scandal."
Dungey, who at ABC in 2016 became the first African American head of a network entertainment...
Monday, Jun. 8, 2020
To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare including "Scandal" starring Kerry Washington and "How to Get Away with Murder" with Oscar-winner Viola Davis.
"'This is great, but when are you going to start bringing us shows that don't have...
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, who created a deep bench of ethnic diversity in the network's shows and fired Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet, will be stepping down.
Her decision announced Friday comes amid ABC corporate parent Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st...
Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018
Frances McDormand never uttered the words "inclusion rider" at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written clearly in black capital letters on her backside. It got the point across.
Tuesday, May. 29, 2018
ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes."
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the comment "is...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
The president of the ABC Entertainment Group is departing amid low ratings, to be replaced by the first African-American to head a broadcast TV network.
Paul Lee's successor is Channing Dungey, who has been ABC's executive vice president for drama...