CBS is working to increase diversity, according to CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller, who offered himself up as proof.
The AP quotes Geller, who was promoted to the job last fall, saying: “I’m just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn’t play basketball, but now I’m the entertainment president of CBS.”
CBS offers diversity in front of and behind the camera and in its corporate offices, says Geller, who adds that the network is “doing better” at prime-time diversity. “We’re not casting color blind, we’re casting color conscious, “ he says.
He described “greatly diverse casts” with two upcoming series: “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” starting March 16, and “Rush Hour,” debuting March 31.