Goodbye summer. Welcome, fall.
This week kicks off the premieres of this year’s fall season shows, and the representation of Latino artists is at an all-time high.
More than 20 shows in all major networks will feature at least one Latino actor or actress in lead or supporting roles in both returning and premiering shows.
One show – “Welcome to the Family” starring Justina Machado and Ricardo Chavira alongside Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack – has five Latino stars leading the way. The series premiere for the ABC show is Oct. 3 at 8:30 p.m.
Although this is not groundbreaking – that title could go to “Ugly Betty” – it highlights the changes that are happening in the industry as recent as five years ago.