White guys are under siege and searching for themselves on television this fall. https://t.co/GFUtt0RNyO— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) September 13, 2016
WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE WHITE GUYS?!
Haha don't worry—this article is really about how television networks are definitely thinking about the white guys, after their long, horrible exile from the center of the universe:
For a while now, the energy in cable and streaming-TV comedy has been about diversity, inclusion and change: the female president of "Veep," the transgender matriarch in "Transparent," the melting pot of "Master of None." Comedy built around women has been especially vibrant, including "Broad City," "Lady Dynamite" and HBO's coming "Insecure," from Issa Rae of the "Awkward Black Girl" online series.I mean, everything about this article and the content it's covering is obviously terrific, cough, but I think my favorite part is listing Issa Rae's upcoming project which hasn't even begun to air yet as part of the unassailable evidence that television has "for a while now" been about something other than white dudes. Amazing.
But on new fall sitcoms like CBS's "Man With a Plan," "The Great Indoors" and "Kevin Can Wait," the male leads are adjusting to new roles or reduced circumstances. Fox's "Son of Zorn" renders the idea of the throwback man as an actual cartoon.