Suddenly, broadcast TV discovers transgender actors

"Doubt" -- which debuts Wednesday (Feb. 15) -- is an ambitious series that tries to do everything and botches some of it. One thing it does right, however, is having an interesting cast, led by Katherine Heigl, Elliott Gould and Laverne Cox ... who happens to be one of two transgender actresses with key roles in shows this Wednesday. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

CBS' quick-fix: For now, this is a white-male domain

By Mike Hughes

commotion at CBS lately has been a quick-fix – hurriedly adding
minority actors to new and returning shows.

“We need to do
better,” said Glenn Geller, the network's programming chief.