This week, five primetime shows have African American women as their leading ladies.
Jada Pinkett Smith stars as evil mob boss Fish Mooney in Fox’s big-swing crime thriller Gotham. It opened to very strong ratings Monday night, premiering to 8 million viewers with a 3.2 rating among 18-49 year olds. Critics say Pinkett is “a blast to watch.”
Gotham preluded Fox’s supernatural police drama, Sleepy Hollow, starring Nicole Beharie as Lt. Grace Abigail “Abbie” Mills. For its season 2 premiere, Sleepy Hollowopened to 5.5 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.
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