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Upfronts 2014: Diversity is key to ABC's new lineup

At its upfront presentation Tuesday in New York City, ABC showcased a 2014-15 programming lineup notable for its diversity. 

"You're going to see shows reflecting the already changed face of America," ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee told an audience of advertisers and journalists Tuesday afternoon at Avery Fisher Hall in Manhattan. 

Already a big draw for female viewers, the fourth-place network seems intent on expanding its coalition to include African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans. Perhaps taking a cue from the success of its two signature shows, "Scandal" and "Modern Family," ABC is investing in several...