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Is this the gay Lena Dunham?

The television landscape is little better for gay characters than it was 10 years ago. At the end of last season, several shows with gay characters, including "The New Normal," "Smash" and "Happy Endings," were canceled (these shows, to be clear, were of wildly varying quality). Practically all that's left among returning shows are the paired but not exactly intimate "Modern Family" couple, who at this point seem like acquaintances who like to fight, and the kids on "Glee." It's enough to make one nostalgic for the parade of short-term boyfriends Sean Hayes' Jack cycled through on "Will & Grace" in the early 2000s, but don't worry, Hayes is returning to TV this fall, as there are few new ideas under the sun.

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