By P.C. Staff
The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition announced Sept. 17 that ABC will feature a historic high 18 Asian regulars on its new fall primetime schedule.
The previous record of 16, held by NBC, was reached during the 2007-08 season.
Joining returning shows “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be “Dr. Ken,” starring Ken Jeong and Suzy Nakamura, and “Quantico,” starring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra.
“This marks a remarkable comeback for ABC,” said Daniel M. Mayeda, co-chair of the APAMC. The organization has met annually with the top four networks to advocate for more diversity and inclusion on television since 1999. “A few years ago, ABC had the lowest number of Asian Pacific Islander regulars amongst the top four networks. Now, they’re the acknowledged leader in diversity and APIs are a significant part of that success story,” he said.