The Parents Television Council has recently had a bone to pick with
Dexter on CBS, but now it's filing a complaint against yet another show: NBC's
Despite the fact that the series has likely ended, the organization still filed a complaint with the FCC following the airing of the show's Feb. 15 episode. In the ep, three partially nude women are seen in the shadows on security monitors. The Council, whose complaint comes on the heels of the ABC pay-out for a similar FCC issue, accuses NBC of testing the FCC's "resolve to fine stations for violating broadcast indecency laws," as well as maligns the show's airtime, which was at 9 pm in central and mountain zones, and at 10 pm elsewhere. NBC has not yet responded.
The PTC's sentiments about Vegas follows the latest episode in a similar campaign against CBS, with whom the group is dissatisfied over the clean-up job on its rebroadcasts of Showtime's blood-soaked Dexter. "Despite countless public calls for restraint and corporate responsibility, CBS broke its own promise to the public that it would employ careful editing and accurate ratings guidelines," PTC president Tim Winter says in a statement. "Depictions of violence were barely altered from the Showtime network original format." The PTC is calling upon Eye affiliates to exercise their power to preempt future airings.
CBS has no comment on the Council's latest gripe, but previously issued a statement saying, "As always, with broadcasts containing mature content, television audiences will be well informed with an appropriate V-chip rating and parental advisories in advance and during the broadcast."
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