CBS Entertainment President Nina
Tassler says she's “disappointed” in her network's track record
of representing the LGBT community and promised Wednesday to do
better, Movieline reported.
Tassler might have been referring to
CBS' “failing” grade in the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation's (GLAAD) Network Responsibility Index (NRI), an annual
report on gay-inclusive television, now in its fourth year.
This year, MTV became the first network
in the history of the NRI to earn an “excellent” rating. Fox's
musical comedy hit Glee and the CW's nighttime teen drama
90210 helped those networks earn top marks.
CBS scored the lowest among all five
“We're adding a few characters this
season because we're very disappointed in our track record so far,”
Tassler said during a Television Critics Association panel in Beverly
According to Tassler, four shows –
The Good Wife, Rules of Engagement, S*** My Dad Says, and
Accidentally on Purpose – will add or bring back gay
characters. Alicia's brother on The Good Wife is gay and a
surrogate for Jeff and Audrey on Rules of Engagement will be a
In daytime television, CBS
has green lit a talk show to be co-hosted by openly lesbian actress