Jeffrey Tambor plays Maura in the new Amazon series Transparent. Jill Soloway says she cast Tambor in the role because everyone knows Tambor as a "dad figure." Courtesy of Amazon hide caption

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Fox's Gotham stars (from left) John Doman, Camren Bicondova, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith. The show was recently criticized for initially selecting a white stuntwoman as a body double for a black guest star. Fox TV hide caption

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Bryan Cranston (left) starred as chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White, and Aaron Paul played former student and drug-dealing co-conspirator Jesse Pinkman in AMC's Breaking Bad. Ben Leuner/AMC hide caption

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On The Wonder Years, Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) had a crush on his neighbor Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar). Courtesy of Scoop Marketing hide caption

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Actress Elizabeth Peña arrives at the Hollywood premiere of Nothing Like the Holidays in 2008. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Overture Films hide caption

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Clay Aiken hugs a supporter during an election night watch party May 6 in Holly Springs, N.C. Aiken went on to win the primary by fewer than 400 votes. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Before creating The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling wrote and appeared in NBC's The Office. Isabella Vosmikova/FOX hide caption

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