Well, the lead female character is supposed to be Egyptian (even if the actress is Hispanic... I think). And Alicia Coppola, although Italian American, is playing a Hispanic character.
But I agree... of COURSE the show has to have the prettyboy blonde white guy be the lead actor. Even if his acting skills are deficient. "The Code" is suffering from the same issue... the blonde white guy is the lead actor and surrounded by various minorities as his sidekicks (Asian female as his direct report, black male as his good friend and opposing counsel, Middle Eastern male as his secretary).
Come to think of it, more than a few shows seem to have this casting framework. Lead male is a white guy, lead or supporting females are minorities - "Elementary", "Agents of SHIELD", "Smallville", the "Dynasty" reboot... I'm sure there are more.
Are there any good examples of shows where the lead male is a minority and the lead female and/or supporting males are white? Just curious.
I do agree that Matt Barr is part of the problem with this show... he's just not a very good actor. Were it not for his blonde hair and blue eyes, I doubt he would get many roles. He just doesn't seem very natural, everything seems forced. Like he's trying too hard.