Monday, February 14, 2011

Is It Just Me? Why Is Profanity OK In New TV Show Titles? (EW.Com)

James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly's website - EW.Com - he writes Inside TV - wonders - and I wonder, too, about the use of profanity in network show titles - do you? - here is the Blog Post at

What's With All the 'Bitches' and 'Dicks' in the Titles of New Pilots? EW

One of the trends taking shape for the fall 2011 television season involves projects with profane titles, says James Hibberd in's Inside TV, who takes a look at what’s behind the trend.

ABC has ordered the pilot "Good Christian Bitches," and the network also approved "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23," while Fox has greenlighted "Chicks and Dicks," the story points out.

The trio of profanely titled pilots may have received a boost from CBS, which last year put "$#*! My Dad Says" on its fall schedule--a move that sparked plenty of controversy. In most cases, the story adds, the crude titles can be expected to be toned down before the shows are added to network lineups.

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