Maybe this show is more well-suited for an HBO audience…
Known for trying to give parents useful information to protect their children from the imminently dangerous and frightful thing that is television (I’m not being sarcastic or anything), The Parent’s Television Council is on a new rampage. And this “council” being the annoyingly consistent barking poodle that it is, I’d say NBC wil have to acquire the patience of a saint to ignore their haggling.
The Parent’s Television Council is at it again. Already previously doing battle with NBC over the short-lived sitcom series, $#*! My Dad Says, and now free of having to worry due to its cancellation, the so-called council is out for new blood. You know they can’t stay out of the news for too long, they have to get recognition somehow, and due to the new steamy series, The Playboy Club (which I am personally looking forward to), they have their meal ticket!
And this time they want the show completely banned. Good luck with that. Because so many children stay up and make it their number one priority to watch primetime NBC, the “council” has threatened to fine and fully eliminate the show from any primetime slots. That darn Hugh Hefner!
“Putting a veneer of sophistication on an industry that exploits women and destroys families is not laudable, it is disgraceful,” PTC president and noted censorship laureate Tim Winter wrote in a letter sent out to individual NBC affiliates. “In what manner does the airing of such material reconcile with your public interest obligations as a broadcast licensee?”
“NBC is breaking the law with this show. They’re not meeting FCC standards.” The letter goes on to threaten that affiliates will be fined by the FCC if they broadcast the show.
The PTC is only giving the show more buzz and anticipation. NBC should actually thank them for giving them more publicity. And whether you all agree with me or not, I think anyone with common sense knows that this isn’t going to amount to anything. Just look at the success of Gossip Girl, Glee, and of course Family Guy! The PTC hates those shows, and…they are highly popular. Will the PTC accidentally make another steamy show they hate popular? It’s a possible possibility! Still, HBO would have been a better home for this sort of series…
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