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Five New Shows To See (And Five To Skip) This Fall

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

With the fall TV season just around the corner, it’s time to clear the Law and Order: SVU reruns you amassed over the summer off your DVR and get ready to program some new series. 

If you haven’t been keeping up with the trailers and early reviews, we’ve rounded up some picks for the strongest contenders to earn your TiVo’s coveted season pass, as well as a few that aren’t worth the time.  

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This Fall's Must-See LGBT TV: VIDEOS

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When you flip on your television this fall, you’ll encounter significantly less LGBT characters than last season. After a record-setting 2012-2013 season in terms on LGBT representation on television, many of last year’s prominent series featuring gay characters -- including Happy Endings, The New Normal, Smash, Partners and Southland -- will not be returning.

Despite those losses, there are still exciting LGBT stories being told on new and returning programs. We’ve collected eight of the most buzzed-about comedies, dramas and reality programs showcasing LGBT personalities this fall. 

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Here's the Trailer and Clips for Sean Hayes' New Sitcom 'Sean Saves the World': VIDEO

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Over the weekend I mentioned that Sean Hayes was returning to network TV as a single gay dad in Sean Saves the World, with Thomas Lennon and Linda Lavin. Here's NBC's preview of the new shoe.

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Sean Hayes to 'Save the World' as a Gay Dad

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Sean Hayes is returning to TV in a comedy titled Sean Saves the World, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Broadway World writes:

Sean (Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace") is a divorced gay dad who juggles a lot - his successful but demanding career, offbeat employees, pushy mom Lorna (Linda Lavin, "Alice"), and weekends with his teenage daughter, Ellie (Sami Isler). So when his 14-year-old bundle of joy moves in full-time, it's a whole new world. Never one to do anything halfway, Sean's intent on being the best dad ever, so he loads up on parenting how-to books and plans Pinterest-worthy family dinners. But it seems his company's new owner has decided Sean and his team should work longer hours, putting a damper on his homemaking plans and throwing a kink in Sean's perfectly constructed work/life balance. Ellie, a normal girl who wants to hang with her friends and eat on the run, sees this development as a plus. She loves her dad, but he's clearly going overboard. From keeping his boss happy, his employees motivated and enduring his mother's tactless "advice" to raising a smart, grounded and healthy kid, it's going to be a growing experience, to say the least. But if anyone can handle it all, it's Sean.

Also co-starring are Reno 911's Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane from Weeds, and Echo Kellum from Ben and Kate.


Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing React to VP Joe Biden's 'Will & Grace' Shout-out

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Yesterday in his remarks in support of marriage equality, VP Joe Biden offered a shout-out to late 90's sitcom Will & Grace:

And by the way, my measure, David -- and I take a look at when things really began to change, is when the social culture changes. I think Will and Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody's ever done so far.

The show's stars had their own reactions:

Said actor Sean Hayes

"On behalf of everyone who worked on 'Will and Grace', we thank Vice President Biden for his comments regarding our show as well as his support for equality for gay Americans and everyone in the LGBT community."

Tweeted Debra Messing: "@chrisdonovannbc @ericmccormack I could not be more proud. Thank you Mr. Vice President for yer support  and yer words about W&G. #humbled"

And Eric McCormack: "Three cheers for VP Joe Biden!  Fantastic interview.  Now who ELSE is gonna step up?"


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WeekendRoadDorian Awards announced: "Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, a British film about the relationship that develops between two men during the course of a brief hook-up, has been named both best film of the year and best LGBT film of the year by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association."

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RoadToronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke receives PFLAG Ally Award: “I’m honoured, greatly honoured” Burke said in a short, dramatic address. He said he had a longer speech prepared, but abandoned it.

RoadMichael Fassbender sexes up Interview and GQ UK.

RoadDutch insurers pay for "ex-gay" therapy: "Health insurance companies are obligated to pay for the therapy because the organisation providing it, Different, is an officially recognised institution for mental health care."

RoadWhy gay parents may be the best parents.

RoadDaniel Radcliffe: You can do anything!

ObamaRoadAndrew Sullivan on how Obama's long game will outsmart his critics. Sarah Palin isn't impressed.

RoadNew Jersey Assemblyman apologizes for gay slur in Facebook update: "While bragging about the Giants, Assemblyman Charles Mainor, who is also an officer with the Jersey City Police Department, wrote 'Who the hell do you think we are the DALLAS COWGIRLS OR THOSE GAYBIRDS FROM PHILLY....NO WE ARE THE NEW YORK GIANTS.'"

RoadEffie Trinket in another crazy outfit in new Hunger Games image.

RoadThe Senator: Fire destroys 3,500-year-old tree in Florida. "It was one of Central Florida's leading attractions before the arrival of the region's theme parks, and though the park is in neither city, advertising associated it with Sanford and Longwood. A billboard on U.S. Highway 17-92 boasted of the tree's age and pointed motorists toward Big Tree Road — now General Hutchinson Parkway."

RoadGerman football chief says gay players should come out of the closet: "Theo Zwanziger called on gay players 'to have the courage to declare themselves,' although he conceded it was surely difficult to acknowledge one’s homosexuality within a team."

NessmanRoadCasting Calvin Klein's Milan Men's show.

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RoadSean Hayes heading to Parks and Recreation. "ayes will play a revered  TV journalist who the locals refer to affectionately as 'the Matt Lauer of Indianapolis.' His character lands a big interview with Leslie, potentially boosting her election prospects."

RoadJustin Timberlake takes the wheel in new Givenchy Play ads.

RoadElmhurst College, the first in the nation to ask applicants about sexual orientation, says there have been no issues surrounding the question: "Few applicants have skipped the optional question asking whether they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, Rold said, and it doesn’t appear straight students are cheating the system to receive the diversity 'enrichment scholarship' that’s worth one-third of Elmhurst’s $29,994 tuition. When Elmhurst announced its policy, skeptics predicted many students would be uncomfortable, or that straight applicants would declare themselves gay to get the scholarship money."


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