TCA Liveblog: “The Event,” “Undercovers,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Facing Kate,” Outlaw,” and “Chase”



10 a.m. Undercovers

One of the shows stars is Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who UK viewers will recognize from Dr. Who and basically all lesbian viewers will remember from Bad Girls.

Another incredibly straight show, based on a married couple who met as spies that come out of retirement to work together again.

A journalist notes that it’s quite revolutionary that the leads are a black couple and the creators say they didn’t set out to cast it that way, they just saw every possible incarnation of couples possible and were sold on Gugu and Boris Kodjoe.

"We weren’t going to hire two black people because they were two black people. We’re thrilled, it’s certainly something we wanted to do," said executive producer Josh Reims. "We don’t consider it revolutionizing TV. At the same time, we realize it is a big deal and we’re happy we can do something where we wish it wasn’t such a big deal at this point in time that two major leads are black on a major network but that’s the way it is right now."

"Let’s inspire people to refer to it as normal so people don’t think it’s taking a chance, just being creative," Kodjoe said.

This can definitely ring true for gay and lesbian characters, too. More LGBT leads!

9 a.m. The Event

NBC’s new Lost-esque ensemble mystery show doesn’t appear to have anything too gay on it, except for the fact that star Laura Innes played lesbian Dr. Kerry Weaver on ER.

On The Event, she plays Sophia, the leader of a mysterious group of detainees.

"My character is complicated, powerful, she’s a leader, she’ll do whatever she needs to do to protect the people she’s responsible for," Innes said. "There are many fantastic secrets to be revealed with her about her relationship with other characters. i think she’s completely fierce and she’s just a great gal. lots of things will be reveled about her very quickly."

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem any of the secrets will be that she’s gay. There’s a chance one of the men will be gay but, according to our brothers at, it’s not set in stone.

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