Where is this generation's Clair Huxtable? Phylicia Rashad's character showed me through her television portrayal that with hard work, good values, and grace I could accomplish anything. Where have all of the black lawyers and doctors on television gone?
In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.
In The Brady Bunch's fifth and final season, all of the Brady kids were looking a little long in the tooth. As a last-minute gambit to salvage the show, eight-year-old Cousin Oliver joined the family, and oh, the hijinks and hilarity that ensued.
With the arrival of the Fosters, and hopefully more shows like it in our homes every week, we will begin to learn that what makes a family isn't biology, it's love -- nothing could be more unique or simple than that.