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Yes, TV may seem to hold the higher ground on diversity. Until you notice who's doing all the dying

Yes, TV may seem to hold the higher ground on diversity. Until you notice who's doing all the dying

Sometimes it's good for a show to be at the unexpected intersection of two seemingly unrelated trends in television, to spark a conversation that uses narrative specifics to connect with some larger socio-political issue.

And sometimes it's not.

The death of lead character Abbie Mills, played by Nicole Beharie, during the third-season finale of Fox's supernatural drama "Sleepy Hollow" provoked howls of rage from fans, many of whom could not see the point in the show continuing without the female half of its central team (it's not clear if the show will get a fourth season).

But it also gave a new and pointed focus to a larger...

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