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Parents Television Council Outraged Over 'Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23'

April 18th, 2012 8:49am EDT
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A conservative parents group has taken aim James Van Der Beek's new sitcom Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23, branding the show a "new all-time low for television."

The series, which debuted in the on April 11th, has come under fire from members of the Parents Television Council (PTC) who are outraged by its "offensive content."

A statement posted on the PTC website reads, "(TV network) ABC didn't just reach for the sewer, they dove in head-first and they took our airwaves with them...

"The program is a sexist mixed-bag of hedonism, drug-use, alcohol abuse (including the main chara...
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MTV's Controversial Teen Series 'Skins' Canceled

June 9th, 2011 11:34pm EDT
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Controversial TV drama Skins has been canceled in the U.S.

MTV bosses came under fire from TV viewers and decency watchdogs when they revamped the hit British series for American audiences and debuted it in January.

Officials at the Parents Television Council called the show "dangerous television for children" and called for an official investigation to make sure producers weren't guilty of breaking laws.

A number of high profile advertisers pulled their promos over the fuss, but MTV bosses insisted they would stand by the show, which featured sex and drug-taking scenes.

But the show h...
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Denise Richards Thinks 'Skins' Is 'Disgusting'

January 25th, 2011 8:10am EST
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Actress Denise Richards has taken aim at MTV bosses over the U.S. adaptation of British TV hit Skins, branding the show's saucy content "disgusting".

The new series, which premiered in America last week, features controversial story lines involving sex and drugs, as well as foul language and nudity. The first installment caused a furor in the U.S. - a parents campaign group complained about the content and major advertisers have since pulled their support for the show.

Former Bond girl Richards admits she missed the season premiere - but after hearing about the Skins plot lines from a T...
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MTV Bosses Defend 'Skins'

January 21st, 2011 3:15pm EST
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MTV bosses behind the U.S. adaptation of British TV hit Skins have defended the show's saucy content in the wake of a complaint from a campaign group and the loss of a major advertiser.

The new series, which premiered in America on Monday, features controversial storylines involving sex and drugs, as well as foul language and nudity.

On Thursday , heads of the Parents Television Council bosses condemned the program and urged federal agents to investigate claims the show features underage actors in sex scenes.

Bosses at American fast food chain Taco Bell have now pulled plans to advertis...
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Parents Television Council Blasts 'Skins' For 'Child Pornography'

January 21st, 2011 10:00am EST
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Officials at a leading U.S. family organisation have urged federal agents to investigate reports suggesting a controversial new MTV series features underage actors and actresses in sex scenes.

Parents Television Council bosses are disturbed by child pornography allegations made against racy new series Skins, which has been adapted for the U.S. after becoming a hit in Britain.

In a strongly-worded letter to the the U.S Department of Justice, the PTC writes, "In addition to the sexual content on the show involving cast members as young as 15, PTC counted 42 depictions and references to dr...
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