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This week the Emmys celebrate the best in television. We’ll look at what’s ahead for the Fall TV season.

The cast of the new ABC comedy, "Black-ish." (Courtesy ABC)
The cast of the new ABC comedy, "Black-ish." (Courtesy ABC)

Ok, the big and familiar cleaned up at the Emmys Monday night. "Modern Family."  "Breaking  Bad."  But there is a whole new slate of television shows moving in this Fall.  With more diversity.  And new edge.  Think “Black-ish,” ABC’s show about African-Americans losing their black culture.  “Jane the Virgin,” about a young Hispanic woman who can’t be pregnant, but is.  “Selfie,” where John Cho plays Henry Higgins in a new "Pygmalion."  New shows come all year round these days, but they’re coming fast right now.  This hour On Point:  television’s Fall premiere season.
-- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Willa Paskin, TV critic for Slate. (@willapaskin)

Melanie McFarland, TV editor at IMDB. (@IMDBTV)

From Tom's Reading List

Slate: The Longest Face -- "For a show about an animated horse, 'BoJack Horseman' is very comfortable with darkness and the deep well of loneliness residing inside its main character. It’s a mood captured by the glorious, eerie opening credits, a close-up on BoJack’s long face as he glides through his mansion, parties, and swimming pools, startled and alone, until the camera pans out on BoJack floating on a raft in a swimming pool. "

The New Republic: Primetime TV Is More Diverse Than It's Ever Been. Why Now? -- "TV fans excited about Anthony Anderson and Viola Davis on their screens this fall also have a struggling and fractured industry to thank. As networks hemorrhage viewers, they have found they can no longer ignore even a small slice of viewers. Between Netflix, Hulu, and hundreds of cable channels, there has never been more to watch on TV, and more ways to watch it. Back when a show like 'Everybody Loves Raymond' could reliably get an audience in the tens of millions, the network strategy was to aim broad."

Buzzfeed: The Terrible Emmys Hate The Future! — "That television, both content- and business-wise, has changed more in the past 15 years than it had in the previous 50, is an oft-stated truism. Because it’s true! And tonight, the Emmys had a chance to reward one recent and crucial development among these earth-shattering shifts by voting for Netflix’s 'Orange Is the New Blackfor Outstanding Comedy Series."

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