Bronwyn Jones, Muscle
Bronwyn Jones (Amy Pietz)
Muscle was a sitcom parody of prime time soap operas of the 1990s. The plot is set in a gym and centers around figuring out the murder of the gym owner. Everyone at the gym become suspects, have dark secrets or play dirty.
Local television news anchor Bronwyn’ Jones secret is that she is a closeted lesbian. She is being blackmailed in order to keep her secret, and is forced to go out with another man, Sam, who has a crush on her. However, tired of being blackmailed she decides to come out while on air in the next episode.
Bronwyn’s coming out prompts the news director to exploit her sexuality by creating various news segments featuring women in subtextual situations and always introducing Bronwyn with exclamations like; “featuring Bronwyn Jones, lesbian!” or “Here’s our lesbian anchor woman, Bronwyn Jones!”. At the end of the series Bronwyn tries to quit the news station in order to avoid exploitation but can’t because of contract issues. The series was cancelled after only 13 episodes, leaving all character storylines unresolved.
- 13 episodes.
No female love interests
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.