TV’s Trend of Killing Lesbian Characters Prompts the 'Lexa Pledge'

Norman Weiss
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TV’s trend of killing lesbian characters prompts the "Lexa Pledge”

Named after The 100 character, the Lexa Pledge pushes TV show producers to create more positive storylines for LGBTQ characters. “I don’t know what my experience would’ve been like if I was a teenager now and watching queer female characters get shot or stabbed or drowned one after the other after the other,” says Noelle Carbone, a lesbian and co-executive producer of Saving Hope who helped create the Lexa Pledge. PLUS: Watch a “Stop Killing Queer Women” PSA.


Norman Lear spent an entire day in the Black-ish writers' room

The TV legend sparked a conversation that actually inspired tonight’s episode, which delves into financial insecurity between married people. Creator Kenya Barris also revealed that the season finale, titled Good-ish Times, will pay homage to Lear.


Michelle Obama’s NCIS cameo looks like a wasted opportunity

Presented with the opportunity to promote her Joining Forces initiative on one of TV’s highest-rated shows, the first lady’s appearance sounds like "an incredibly dry government-sanctioned infomercial,” as Stuart Heritage notes. Obama would’ve been better off doing something on NCIS that's more attention-grabbing.


The Leftovers is moving to Australia

Production on the third and final season will begin in Austin before moving to Australia on and off screen.


Courteney Cox is the latest Friends alum headed to British TV

Cox is set to produce and starring in ITV’s Truthing, a comedy pilot in which she plays the leader of a group of truth-seekers who search for enlightenment at the Clear-Path Institute. Truthing won’t affect Cox’s other TV project, the Fox TV pilot Charity Case.


Seth Meyers rates the presidential candidates as guests, reveals Donald Trump backed out of a Late Night interview

“I think at this point, we are perfectly satisfied with not having him on,” Meyers says of The Donald, whom he famously roasted five years ago at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.


Megyn Kelly’s Fox primetime special adds Michael Douglas and Robert Shapiro

Former O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Shapiro will likely speak (for the first time?) about John Travolta’s portrayal of him on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Empire music producer Ne-Yo wants Chris Brown, Ed Sheeren and Adele

The R&B singer would also like to see the return of Alicia Keys.


Netflix and BBC team for an animated TV miniseries voiced by James McAvoy, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult and Ben Kingsley

They’re lending their voices to Watership Down, about a band of rabbits as they flee the destruction of their home.


The Path creates a "360 Degree Meditation Experience”

Experience the cult of Meyerism with a 360-degree video.


Turner Classic Movies launches a club for super fans

TCM Backlot costs $87 per year, with several benefits, including the chance to become a “guest programmer.”


Survivor recuts the opening credits to feature Mark the Chicken

The chicken has become a fan favorite this season.


Is a 3-hour Real Housewives of New York City worth it?

The tour of 36 filming locations comes with a bonus: Ramona Singer.