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New on TV this week: <em>Scandal</em>, <em>SHIELD</em>, <em>Homeland</em> and more

New on TV this week: Scandal, SHIELD, Homeland and more

There's a bounty of new TV on the airwaves lately with the start of the fall season in the US. Over the next week, Wires & Lights will let you know what is and isn't worth a watch in the new crop. First up, we highly recommend the return of Scandal, and look at Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Homeland’s premiere, Masters of Sex, The Blacklist, and Sleepy Hollow.

Not-so-<em>Modern Family</em>: 16 years after <em>Ellen</em>, are we now in a golden age of queer television?

Not-so-Modern Family: 16 years after Ellen, are we now in a golden age of queer television?

Modern Family has been called ground-breaking by one US TV critic, but within the history of LGBTQ representation on the small screen, where does it really sit? Does it compare to the watershed episode of Ellen that changed television in 1997? Laurence Barber explores the past, present and future of non-normative sexuality on the small screen, and asks the question: are we about to enter a golden age of queer television?