John Ridley

At ABC, a changing world for dramas ... and some day, maybe, a black "Bachelor"


LOS ANGELES -- The
world hasn't had its first black “Bachelor” yet, but it will have
more prospects.

“We need to
improve the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning,” said
Channing Dungey, who is in her first year as the ABC president.

Hutton is award-worthy again ... after a 34-year pause


I still have mixed feelings about ABC's "American Crime" ... but not about its star; Tim Hutton is subtly superb. You can particularly savor that in the show's second episode, at 10 p.m. Thursday (March 12); you can also catch a rerun of the opener, a day earlier. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By
Mike Hughes

ABC's fall line-up: Now THAT is diverse



By MIKE HUGHES