In yesterday’s ADWEEK, the Parents Television Council called on advertisers to boycott CBS’ airing of DEXTER on Sundays at 10PM.
“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 for Dexter,” said PTC president Tim Winter. “Depictions of violence were barely altered from the Showtime network original format.”
Not surprisingly, the TV Addict yet again finds himself absolutely flabbergasted by the complete lack of common sense shown by this so called council of responsible TV watching parents.
Firstly, by calling for a boycott, the PTC is inadvertently promoting DEXTER, which by the way, if I haven’t mentioned, airs on Sundays at 10PM on CBS. Secondly, the show airs at 10PM on Sunday night! What is your ten year old doing up at 10PM on a school night? Why should the rest of America suffer because you aren’t a responsible enough parent to police what your child’s watching on television. And finally, having seen both the original Showtime version and the edited down CBS version, this TV Addict can assure worried parents that the edited CBS cut of DEXTER is no worse than anything else the Tiffany network has on its schedule. In fact, I’d go as far to say that you’d find more blood and guts on you average daily repeat of one of the eighteen CSI’s or your local news.
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