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CBS Pledges Casts Will Be At Least 50% People of Color

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CBS announced a new diversity pledge: All future casts will contain at least 50 percent Black, indigenous and people of color.

That means shows like "Survivor", "Big Brother", and "Love Island" will be far more diverse, starting with the 2021-2022 season.

The CEO of CBS said, ”The reality TV genre is an area that’s especially underrepresented, and needs to be more inclusive across development, casting, production and all phases of storytelling."

In general, more than any other broadcaster, CBS has come under fire in recent years for a lack of diversity.Since then, the network has announced a series of changes both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

Over the summer, CBS announced it will allocate a minimum of 25 percent of its future script development budgets to projects created or co-created by Black, indigenous and people of color. They also set a goal for their writers’ rooms to be staffed with a minimum of 40 percent of same.

Source: EW.

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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