1. Diversity

    Report: More Gays and Lesbians on TV

    MODERN FAMILY - "The Butler's Escape" - Luke wants to quit magic and Phil just can't seem to accept it. Meanwhile, one of Gloria's new pregnancy symptoms is snoring and she's keeping the whole house awake, forcing Jay to take desperate measures; and Mitch and Cam's household dynamic is put to the test when they decide to swap duties -- Mitch staying at home with Lily while Cam goes off to work at his new job as the music teacher at Luke and Manny's school -- on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/JORDIN ALTHAUS)

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    And they weren’t even counting Bert and Ernie. The LGBT advocacy group GLAAD has found that there are more gay and lesbian characters on television than ever before. In an assessment of the 97 scripted shows slated for this season, it found 31 regularly appearing gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters who will be gracing the networks, up significantly from 19 last season. The networks might not want to be content with their diversity numbers now, though: 55 percent of the LGBT characters are male, and 78 percent are white.

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