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Sounds like ABC axed its network TV satire, My Adventures in Television — originally titled Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) — just in time. Viewers were riled by a recent episode's jokes about a shallow TV exec's adopted Chinese baby: In one instance, a character called the child "cute enough to eat," but another sarcastically refused "because a half hour later, I'm hungry and have to eat another." According to The Associated Press, exec producer Peter Tolan says "get a sense of humor," while ABC's spokesman insists Television is intended as "a farce on the absurdity of Hollywood." However, star Ed Begley Jr. has personally responded to hundreds of angry e-mails with apologies for the offense.

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Sounds like ABC axed its network TV satire, My Adventures in Television — originally titled Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) — just in time. Viewers were riled by a recent episode's jokes about a shallow TV exec's adopted Chinese baby: In one instance, a character called the child "cute enough to eat," but another sarcastically refused "because a half hour later, I'm hungry and have to eat another." According to The Associated Press, exec producer Peter Tolan says "get a sense of humor," while ABC's spokesman insists Television is intended as "a farce on the absurdity of Hollywood." However, star Ed Begley Jr. has personally responded to hundreds of angry e-mails with apologies for the offense.