Justin Bartha and Andrew Rannells
The 2012-2013 TV lineup features the highest percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) characters on broadcast networks in prime time, GLAAD announced Friday.
According to the organization's annual "Where We Are On TV" study, LGBT characters make up 4.4 percent of regulars on scripted series this season on the five broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW), up from less than 3 percent last year. ABC leads the way with 5.2 percent, while CBS is last with 2.8 percent.
Get those season passes ready. The networks have announced 39 new series for 2012-2013, spanning virtually every kind of drama (procedurals, serials, thrillers) and comedy (family, workplace, romantic). And while new X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato threaten to dominate the media's attention this fall, even they may be no match for Dr. Zaius, the monkey M.D. on NBC's Animal Practice, or the drippy aliens on ABC's The Neighbors. Here's a look at what viewers will encounter next season...