Hit crime show FBI: Most Wanted quietly reveals one of its main characters is queer

New CBS crime procedural FBI: Most Wanted has quietly revealed that one of its primary characters is in a same-sex relationship.

The TV show, a spin-off of Dick Wolf’s series FBI, explored the home life of the agent Sheryll Barnes in its fourth episode, which aired on January 28.

The episode saw the character, played by Roxy Sternberg, go undercover to ensnare a gang leader. In the process, the show revealed the hard-nosed detective has a loving wife and daughter waiting for her at home.

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The TV star told CinemaBlend that she is proud of the way that the show approaches her character’s healthy family life, treating her family no differently than any other detective.

Sternberg said: “Barnes has a wife and a daughter and I think there should be more relationships like this shown on television.”