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It might not be get­ting bet­ter for us in the real world, but it’s get­ting bet­ter in TV world if you go by the num­ber of new and re­turn­ing shows with a LGBT bent. Check out a whop­ping 20 choices to get your queer fix this sea­son.


(Pre­mieres Sept. 21 on FOX)

Queer char­ac­ters Ta­batha and Bar­bara re­turn for sea­son 4, as does out ac­tor Robin Lord Tay­lor who plays show fa­vorite The Pen­guin.


(Pre­mieres Sept. 22 on Ama­zon)

Bi­sex­ual ac­tress Alia Shawkat (“Search Party”) guest stars and, of course, Jef­frey Tam­bor re­turns as the trans­gen­der ma­tri­arch of the Pf­ef­fer­man clan.

“Star Trek: Discovery”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 25 on CBS)

Out ac­tor An­thony Rapp (of “Rent” fame) plays a gay sci­en­tist in this lat­est “Star Trek” it­er­a­tion and his love in­ter­est is played by none other than Wil­son Cruz (“My So­Called Life”).

“Young Shel­don”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 25 on CBS)

The se­ries fol­lows 9-year-old Shel­don Cooper as he at­tends high school in south­east Texas, and Jim Par­sons, the openly gay ac­tor who orig­i­nated the role on “The Big Bang The­ory,” is on board as nar­ra­tor and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer.


(Pre­mieres Sept. 27 on FOX)

Out ac­tor Jussie Smol­lett re­turns as the sim­i­larly out Ja­mal in sea­son 4 of the prime­time soap, so ex­pect more smooth singing from the heart­throb. (Pre­mieres Sept. 27 on FOX)

Trans­gen­der ac­tress (and At­lanta res­i­dent) Amiyah Scott re­turns as Car­lotta’s trans daugh­ter Cot­ton, who re­port­edly gets caught up in a love tri­an­gle this sea­son.


“Mod­ern Fam­ily”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 27 on ABC)

It’s sea­son 9 for the Dun­phy-Pritch­ett clan, and that in­cludes gay cou­ple Cam and Mitch and their hi­lar­i­ous daugh­ter Lilly.

“Grey’s Anatomy”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 28 on ABC)

The med­i­cal drama is still kick­ing af­ter 14 years, and so is les­bian char­ac­ter Ari­zona Rob­bins, who is newly sin­gle.

“How To Get Away With Mur­der”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 28 on ABC)

Two things to keep an eye out for: Con­nor and Oliver are re­port­edly get­ting mar­ried and we might see the re­turn of An­nalise’s for­mer lover, Eve (Famke Janssen).

“Will & Grace”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 28 on NBC)

Here’s the big­gie! We got a brief re­union of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen last fall with a 10-minute YouTube video, and the re­ac­tion was so over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive that they signed on for a 16-episode sea­son.

“The Ex­or­cist”

(Pre­mieres Sept. 29 on FOX)

Sea­son 2 of the show based on the 1970s hor­ror clas­sic will re­port­edly in­clude a ma­jor char­ac­ter turn­ing out to be bi­sex­ual.


(Pre­mieres Oct. 5 on ABC)

Stock up on the red wine be­cause it’s the fi­nal sea­son of “Scan­dal.” Cyrus Beene will re­port­edly be­come Amer­ica’s first gay vice

Septem­ber 15, 2017

Clock­wise from top: Gay ac­tor An­thony Rapp (far right) stars in CBS’ “Star Trek: Discovery.” “Dy­nasty” pre­mieres in Oc­to­ber on the CW. Trans­gen­der ac­tress Amiyah Scott (cen­ter) re­turns in “Star” on Fox. pres­i­dent, and don’t for­get Huck, played by out ac­tor Guillermo Diaz.

“DC’s Le­gends of To­mor­row”

(Pre­mieres Oct. 10 on The CW)

Bi­sex­ual char­ac­ter White Ca­nary re­turns for sea­son 3 and this time, she’s got a new love in­ter­est named Lind­say Carlisle.


(Pre­mieres Oct. 11 on The CW)

The char­ac­ter of Steven Car­ring­ton is still gay in this reboot of the ’80s prime-time soap, but gold-dig­ging woman Sammy Jo is now a gay man.

“Crazy Ex-Girl­friend”

(Pre­mieres Oct. 13 on The CW)

Out ac­tor Vin­cent Ro­driguez re­turns to the mu­si­cal com­edy, as do the char­ac­ters (and cou­ple) Dar­ryl and White Josh.

“Jane the Vir­gin”

(Pre­mieres Oct. 13 on The CW)

The CW doesn’t skimp on LGBT char­ac­ters, and that in­cludes this show as bi­sex­ual Rose and her girl­friend Luisa re­turn.


(Pre­mieres Oct. 13 on Net­flix)

Out ac­tor Jonathan Groff (“Look­ing,” “Glee”) stars in this fact-based crime drama set in 1979 about FBI agents in­ter­view­ing im­pris­oned se­rial killers in or­der to catch the ones still loose.

“The Walk­ing Dead”

(Pre­mieres Oct. 22 on AMC)

LGBT char­ac­ters Aaron and Tara are still alive and kick­ing in sea­son 8 of the AMC drama, but no one is ever truly safe in “Walk­ing Dead” world.

“Search Party”

(Pre­mieres Nov. 19 on TBS)

LGBT ac­tors Alia Shawkat and John Early are back for sea­son 2, which dis­penses two episodes a week this time around.

“Marvel’s Ru­n­aways”

(Pre­mieres Nov. 21 on Hulu)

This new se­ries is about six teenagers – in­clud­ing les­bian Karolina Dean (played by Vir­ginia Gard­ner) – from dif­fer­ent back­grounds who unite against their evil par­ents.

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