American television series with Asian leads
American television series with Asian leads means a scripted American television series that features an actor of Asian ancestry as the series' leading actor portraying the series' protagonist. The first example dates back to 1951 with Anna May Wong a classic Hollywood-era movie star with her TV show The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong.
List of Television series
- The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong (Protagonist portrayed by Anna May Wong)
- The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (Protagonist portrayed by Keye Luke)
- Mr. T and Tina (Protagonist portrayed by Pat Morita)
- Ohara (Protagonist portrayed by Pat Morita)
- All American Girl (Protagonist portrayed by Margaret Cho)
- Vanishing Son (Protagonist portrayed by Russell Wong)
- Martial Law (Protagonist portrayed by Sammo Hung)
- The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (protagonist portrayed by Irene Ng)
- American Dragon: Jake Long (Protagonist portrayed by Dante Basco)
- Jackie Chan Adventures (Protagonist portrayed by James Sie)
- Inconceivable (Protagonist portrayed by Ming-Na Wen)
- Cashmere Mafia (Protagonist portrayed by Lucy Liu)
- Samurai Girl (Protagonist portrayed by Jamie Chung)
- Nikita (Protagonist portrayed by Maggie Q)
- Marry Me (Protagonist portrayed by Lucy Liu)
- Supah Ninjas (Protagonist portrayed by Ryan Potter)
- Sullivan & Son (Protagonist portrayed by Steve Byrne)
- Beauty & the Beast (Protagonist portrayed by Kristin Kreuk)
- The Mindy Project (Protagonist portrayed by Mindy Kaling)
- Twisted (Protagonist portrayed by Avan Jogia)
- Sanjay and Craig (Protagonist portrayed by Maulik Pancholy)
- Fresh Off the Boat (Majority of the cast)
- Quantico (Protagonist portrayed by Priyanka Chopra)
- Dr. Ken (Protagonist portrayed by Ken Jeong)
- Selfie (Protagonist portrayed by John Cho)
- Master of None (Protagonist portrayed by Aziz Ansari)
- Into the Badlands (Protagonists portrayed by Daniel Wu and Aramis Knight)
- Brown Nation (Majority of the cast)
- Andi Mack (Protagonist portrayed by Peyton Elizabeth Lee)
- Youth & Consequences (Protagonist portrayed by Anna Akana)
- The Night Of (Protagonist portrayed by Riz Ahmed)
- I Feel Bad (Protagonist portrayed by Sarayu Blue)
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