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CBS Has No Fall Shows with Female Leads, Jessica Chastain Fires Back

CBS Has No Fall Shows with Female Leads, Jessica Chastain Fires Back

Many are not happy that CBS chose a new slate of shows to air on the Fall, and none of them feature a female lead.

“The way things turned out, those pilots were not felt to be as good as some of the other series that were picked up,” a male CBS exec said at the TCA this week. “That’s just the cycle of business and how it happens sometimes.”

The CBS casting department is comprised of only white individuals, to which CBS responded, “They’ve been together for a long time. We are cognizant of the issue, we hear you and we will be looking to expand the casting department.”

Jessica Chastain, who has championed for women in film and TV, issued a response on Twitter to this news, writing, “I’ll just @netflix and chill. Or some @HBO greatness. Or anything by #RyanMurphy There’s so many incredible options that dont include @CBS.”

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  • Mary Donna Olade

    this dummy needs to zip it

  • Ausangel01

    Who does she think she is demanding Networks to change their ways so it makes her feel better? If the other shows with female leads aren’t as strong, then why would they say, Hey who cares let’s put them on to make this twit feel better. Ridiculous, get over yourself Chastain.

  • VanityInsecurity

    the whole point of social media is a way to get out your point across no matter how many feathers it ruffles.. and somehow still find morons to have a problem with it. If you want to live in a controlled society where everyone thinks just like you go live in North Korea & stfu.

  • Cruizin1960

    Get over yourself already. Jessica – if you want to see women in leading roles on tv series…produce a quality show yourself. Guessing you don’t understand that without viewers, these shows lack sponsors…no sponsors…no show. We should not be forced into having shows aired because of some quota system…network tv already has slim pickings.

  • skye3245

    I do understand she wants female leads……but does she realize that Star Trek Discovery is CBS. Not only does that have 2 female leads, but they are female leads of color. That doesn’t change things by a long shot. But for her to just ignore that totally means she wants female leads she prefers. She didn’t even have the decency to acknowledge this show.

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