NBC is set to premiere Abby's, a show about a makeshift bar owner who operates a watering hole out of her backyard. The titular role, Abby, is played by bisexual actress Natalie Morales -- and guess what! Abby is bisexual, too! The show is set to replace Will & Grace in its 9:30 p.m. time slot starting Thursday, March 28, Deadline reports. Will & Grace will move to 9 p.m., where it will play the lead-in to Abby's for what I am officially calling the queerest comedy hour on TV.
According to Deadline, a bisexual woman playing a bisexual lead character isn't the show's only first. Abby's will also be the first multi-cam comedy shot outdoors in front of a live studio audience. Abby's, which I will call Queer Cheers, is about Abby building a place where locals can find "camaraderie and sanctuary" and where they are also apparently not allowed to use cell phones.
Abby's is now one of several NBC shows featuring bisexual female characters. Kristen Bell's Eleanor on The Good Place is a fellow bisexual lead while Rosa is on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which NBC acquired after Fox gave it the boot. Confirmed, the B in NBC stands for "Bisexual."
Morales, known for her work in Parks and Recreation, BoJack Horseman and more, came out as queer in 2017 in a post for Amy Poehler's website Smart Girls.
GLAAD's October 2018 TV report confirmed that LGBTQ representation on TV has reached an all-time high, with 433 recurring queer characters on television. On broadcast television, which includes major channels like NBisexualC, 8.8 percent of characters were bisexual, another all-time high.