Parents group threatens CBS with fight over obscenity-alluding title to new seriesBy AP
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Parents group challenges title of CBS series
NEW YORK — A parents group is threatening CBS affiliates with challenges to their broadcast licenses if they air the network’s new comedy with a title that alludes to an obscenity.
The Parents Television Council, which monitors decency issues, criticized CBS for picking up a comedy series called “(Bleep) My Dad Says” that is based on a popular Twitter feed.
Instead of the word, the CBS title uses a series of symbols.
The group says it will challenge the broadcast license of any CBS affiliate that airs the series or promotions for it before 10 p.m.
CBS has scheduled the comedy for Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. It stars William Shatner as the father whose politically incorrect musings are put out on Twitter by his son.
CBS spokesman Phil Gonzales says the program will adhere to all the network’s standards.
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