Every new TV season, there are stories written about the phenomenal talent coming to TV ... then there are stories about the talent we still don't see enough of: Minorities.

Earlier this year, there was controversy over ABC Family's "Bunheads" after "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes took note on Twitter and there was plenty of backlash over HBO's "Girls."

But this 2012 season isn't as white-washed as others -- the deeper you dig into supporting casts, the more diversity you'll find on TV this fall.

We've rounded up some characters we're excited to see on our TVs this year, from series leads like Andre Braugher on ABC's "Last Resort" and Mindy Kaling, who's heading up Fox's "The Mindy Project," to scene-stealing supporting actors like NeNe Leakes on NBC's "The New Normal."

Take a look through our gallery, then tell us: Is TV finally making a change now that it's 2012?

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  • Lucy Liu, "Elementary" (CBS)

    Premieres Thursday, September 27 at 10 p.m. ET.

  • Giancarlo Esposito, "Revolution" (NBC)

    Premieres Monday, September 17 at 10 p.m. ET.

  • Danai Gurira, "The Walking Dead" (AMC)

    Premieres Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Anthony Anderson & Tempestt Bledsoe, "Guys With Kids" (NBC)

    Premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

  • Vanessa Williams, "666 Park Avenue" (ABC)

    Premieres Sunday, September 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

  • John Cho, "Go On" (NBC)

    Airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Toks Olagundoye, "The Neighbors" (ABC)

    Premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

  • Bobby Lee, "Animal Practice" (NBC)

    Premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Mindy Kaling, "The Mindy Project" (Fox)

    Premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

  • David Ramsey, "Arrow" (The CW)

    Premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Yunjin Kim, "Mistresses" (ABC)

    Premieres midseason.

  • Jai Rodriguez, "Malibu Country" (ABC)

    Premieres Friday, November 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

  • Monica Raymund, "Chicago Fire" (NBC)

    Premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 10 p.m. ET.

  • Andre Braugher, "Last Resort" (ABC)

    Premieres Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

  • Aja Naomi King, "Emily Owens, M.D." (The CW)

    Premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Echo Kellum, "Ben and Kate" (Fox)

    Premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

  • NeNe Leakes, "The New Normal" (NBC)

    Airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET.

  • Robert Wisdom, "Nashville" (ABC)

    Premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 10 p.m. ET.

  • Carmen Ejogo, "Zero Hour" (ABC)

    Premieres midseason.

  • Edi Gathegi, "Family Tools" (ABC)

    Premieres midseason.

  • Meagan Good, "Deception" (NBC)

    Premieres midseason.

  • Mido Hamada, "Red Widow" (ABC)

    Premieres midseason.

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