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Surprise! New Fall TV Lineup Heavy on Sex
Media Research Center ^ | August 22, 2011 | Erin R. Brown

Posted on 08/22/2011 7:19:13 AM PDT by markomalley

Fall means back to school, end of summer vacations, and exciting new television for those bored with "Bachelor" and "Survivor."

But among this year's crop of brand new television series, a rather "sex"y pattern has emerged. Shows about immature bachelors hooking up before they grow up, the 1960s' playboy bunnies, and navigating the pitfalls of a one-night-stand with your coworker, are themes slated to appear on screens across America in a matter of days.

One of the adult themed shows to air this fall is "Free Agents," a sitcom set to debut on September 14, on NBC that follows the lives of two PR professionals, after they have a drunken one-night stand. The coworkers (played by Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn) attempt to steer through the messy complications of a professional relationship in the aftermath. While this could make for some funny awkward moments, an alcohol-fueled evening full of regret is just a sad premise for a series.

NBC's "The Playboy Club" is a little more obvious from the title about the show's content. Set to air on September 19, 2011, "The Playboy Club" "centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960's Chicago," according to the Internet Movie Database page for the show.

But the show has already stirred up controversy as critics like the Parents Television Council called it a "blatant attempt to obliterate any remaining standards of broadcast decency." Morality in Media created an online petition to discourage viewers to from watching the show. Even famous liberal feminist Gloria Steinem has echoed the calls for a boycott. The real Playboy Club, she said, was "the tackiest place on earth."

Based on the stand-up comedy of comedienne Whitney Cummings, "Whitney" is coming to NBC this fall, and it is bringing all the sexual humor along with it. In one trailer for the new series about a couple trying to keep the relationship alive without getting married, viewers see her boyfriend (played by Chris D'Elia) in bed with a laptop. In an attempt to spice things up, Whitney crawls on top of him and sits on his lap, soon learning that her boyfriend is video-chatting with his parents, who witness her attempt to get him "in the mood."

In another trailer the two are lying in bed and Whitney declares, "I don't think we're having sex enough. Why aren't we tapping this every night? ...Stay in that bed, because a storm of sexy is coming your way."

"New Girl" debuts on Fox on September 20 and stars Zooey Deschanel as a sweet, but dramatic, recently dumped woman who ends up getting a new apartment with three guys who vow to help her rebound.

In one trailer that sets up the series, Jessica (played by Deschanel) is seen seducing her boyfriend by arriving at their apartment early, only to discover he is sleeping with another woman. Later in the trailer, Jessica is with her roommates at a bar attempting to rebound and she exclaims to them, "You guys were totally right! I smiled, I said I needed rebound sex and it totally worked. He asked me out!"

One of the most popular shows on television right now is "Glee," a sex-filled primetime show about Ohio high school students in glee club, is beginning its 3rd season on September 20 on Fox. The raunchy show about teens has, in its first two seasons, celebrated lesbian sex experiments, drunken hook ups, masturbation and unwanted gay-smooching.

CW's "Gossip Girl" will begin its new season on September 26 and the sex in this teen drama has moved beyond boy on girl action. In 2009, the Culture and Media Institute highlighted the objectionable "teen" content, including an episode featuring a threesome.

Ben Shapiro examined the liberal assault on traditional values in Hollywood in his book "Primetime Propaganda" and in his chapter "Making The Right Cry: How Television Drama Glorifies Liberalism," he observed that, "comedies are anti-morality crusades; dramas are morality tales." Both are intentionally designed to invert traditional ideas of morality. The veteran producers and writers Shapiro interviewed admitted as much.


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fornication; moralabsolutes; porn; smut
Another reason why I don't watch very much TV.
1 posted on 08/22/2011 7:19:14 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Another reason why I don't watch very much TV.

Ditto! I limit my TV watching to old movies, concerts, football.

2 posted on 08/22/2011 7:23:06 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: markomalley

The shows that I allow my family to watch is more “Americana” by definition. I love “Swamp People”, and some of the other shows about auctions etc... My daughter wanted to watch “Glee” since many of her friends watch it. I watched it with her for about ten minutes and said, “no”. (actually, what I said was a little more severe).


3 posted on 08/22/2011 7:23:09 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: NRA1995

Mine is down to football only and even that is waning


4 posted on 08/22/2011 7:26:16 AM PDT by icanhasbailout (I have no argument and can't do logic so I think I will call you a noob instead)
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To: NRA1995

I am really enjoying Upstairs, Downstairs. I started with the 2010 series, should have started with the earlier one.Right now, it is on the Blackshirts, the fascist movement.
Besides HGTV and Animal Planet (occassionally AP is not as good as it used to be) and Fox occassionally, that is all


5 posted on 08/22/2011 7:34:44 AM PDT by mel
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To: markomalley

TTIUWOP


6 posted on 08/22/2011 7:38:11 AM PDT by ngat
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To: momtothree
I agree. Swamp People reminds me of some of my relatives especially Troy. Love Pawn Stars also. TCM saw Gunga Din last night. Not much else really. The kids love animal planet and Billy the Exterminator
7 posted on 08/22/2011 7:38:48 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: markomalley

Fun time is going through a list of new shows and trying to predict which ones will get cancelled and when.

Numerous shows get pulled after just a few episodes. Some are so bad or get so low an audience that they get pulled after 2-3 episodes.

Networks have been reducing the number of episodes for new series, so they won’t have so much invested in the failures. They get an initial order for 4-8 episodes with a contingency for more, such the series gather an audience.

It is difficult to predict which new series will be successful and which will fall flat.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 7:41:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ngat

Zooey is definitely not guilty.

9 posted on 08/22/2011 7:42:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

network TV is the ghetto of entertainment.

how much longer before the networks start going the way of newspapers?


10 posted on 08/22/2011 7:42:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: markomalley

>>> New Fall TV Lineup Heavy on Sex

Then the shows will quickly fail. Nobody wants to watch heavy people having sex. Problem solved.


11 posted on 08/22/2011 7:45:20 AM PDT by tlb
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To: dfwgator
Zooey is definitely not guilty.

Sorry, but Zooey's (what a stupid name, anyway) eyes look like those on one of the kids out of "Village Of The Damned."

12 posted on 08/22/2011 7:45:20 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: markomalley

Modern TV nauseates me. It’s become such a sewer that it is no longer worth the effort to wade through the putrid mess to find anything worthwhile. I gave up on all of it entirely, opting instead for dvd-sets of older, more classic shows.


13 posted on 08/22/2011 7:47:02 AM PDT by greene66
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To: momtothree

The thing about Glee is that it started out ok. I’m not a musical kind of guy, but I keep an eye on what my kids watch. The first few episodes were decent enough; singing, dancing, silly jokes. But then it went downhill and into the gutter of sexual innuendo and garbage, is now unacceptable - seems to be pushing the gay thing way too much, as well as giving the false images and unreal expectations as twenty-five year old actors attempt to portray high school kids. No wonder teen girls hate the way they look, and this is just one example. I’m thinking the producers plan this out from day one.


14 posted on 08/22/2011 7:48:06 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

Troy is definitely my favorite. My son likes Willy (he finds him comical). For whatever reason, my daughters like “lizabet”. I actually learn a lot from Pawn Stars... especially when they get an antique of some sorts. Parents should sit with their kids and watch the programs that they are watching. I don’t know how many parents will simply “assume” that a program is okay if it is about a high school glee club or some young people?! Some of the shows designed for middle schoolers and high schoolers will curl your hair with the subject content.


15 posted on 08/22/2011 7:56:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: NRA1995
Zooey's (what a stupid name, anyway) eyes look like those on one of the kids out of "Village Of The Damned."

Zooey's eyes look like she just came back from her 4:20 break...

16 posted on 08/22/2011 7:59:50 AM PDT by no-s (B.L.O.A.T. and every day...because some day soon they won't be making any more...for you.)
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To: dfwgator

She have any sisters?


17 posted on 08/22/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT by ngat
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To: AD from SpringBay

“I’m thinking the producers plan this out from day one”.

I agree. I probably watched an episode later on in the season. It was about one of the glee members having a homosexual crush. A lot of the shows now really push the homosexual agenda. I remember when I was a kid... my parents wouldn’t let me watch “Dallas”. They felt the subject material was too adult and many of my friends were allowed to watch it. By comparison to today’s standards... it was tame and mellow. Times have definitely changed!


18 posted on 08/22/2011 8:06:43 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: markomalley
Based on the stand-up comedy of comedienne Whitney Cummings, "Whitney" is coming to NBC this fall, and it is bringing all the sexual humor along with it. In one trailer for the new series about a couple trying to keep the relationship alive without getting married, viewers see her boyfriend (played by Chris D'Elia) in bed with a laptop. In an attempt to spice things up, Whitney crawls on top of him and sits on his lap, soon learning that her boyfriend is video-chatting with his parents, who witness her attempt to get him "in the mood."

One commercial I saw showed her dressed in a short French maid outfit at the ironing board when her boyfriend came home and she asked seductively if he needed anything else done, so he got her some more clothes to iron. Just what I need to see, another "smart woman, clueless man" show.

19 posted on 08/22/2011 8:08:52 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: markomalley

Football, the Food Channel (Alton Brown is an icon), History Channel, and ‘Castle’ when it’s on. Don’t even watch Fox News anymore ... their treachery was finally revealed.


20 posted on 08/22/2011 8:10:01 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: ngat
She have any sisters?

Emily, who would be far more interested in what's inside you. < /snicker>


21 posted on 08/22/2011 8:13:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: longtermmemmory
network TV is the ghetto of entertainment.

how much longer before the networks start going the way of newspapers?

Probably never, because the average American watches more than 4 hours of tv a day, at least some of which is broadcast networks.

I've also read articles about people cancelling their cable/satellite because of the economy, so that's going to drive broadcast network viewership up as well.

Print newspapers went out of favor as a medium because the intelligent people that read them found more convenient, less expensive and more worthwhile sources of news. They substituted a similar good in its place.

For big fans of network television, a substitute good doesn't currently exist. We used to do lobotomies, but those fell out of favor some time ago.

22 posted on 08/22/2011 8:16:55 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." -Abraham Lincoln)
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To: markomalley

We watch VERY LITTLE TV. We watch some news to stay current. Some old reruns (stupid but funny) History Channel, a couple Food Network shows like Giada and Barefoot Contessa (those are pretty much it), some football, some baseball. That’s it and...we don’t watch it all the time. We will not sit in front of a tv all day long so these shows are “caught” more or less when we have time for them.
We read and we enjoy the great outdoors where God has created so much beauty for all of us. Even those who don’t appreciate seeing a bird or a beautiful tree or sunrise or sunset. Those are free and nothing filthy about any of them.
We have grandchildren whose parents take them to see historical things, interesting things, fun things and teach them some of the old ways regarding games etc. We gave pick up stix to a little boy for his birthday and he LOVED them. Simple pick up stix.

We need to return to our values. I think we are getting saturated with all the low life things and maybe that’s a good thing because once you go so low...there is only one way to go and that is up. I have faith that will happen.


23 posted on 08/22/2011 8:45:59 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: markomalley
"Glee," a sex-filled primetime show

It's more about the music and the creative individuals who have that gift. it's about teens and yes sex is part of the story line, but is not who they are as artists--they have boyfriends, girlfriends but the music comes first.

Hey sex and violence make up the world--and ratings are big on the popular Big Brother [which I do not watch], but then I have other choices. Who am I to say what someone should watch. I sneak in a show I won't mention once in a while--train wrecks are not my life-so curious. ;)

These issues are controlled by ones own moral code, the government or some politician cannot control that part of our being.

I am and have always been a film buff, watch TV, and read before bed as well [at the moment, Brad Thor's latest]--and of course the newspapers and ALWAYS FR. I also am into the arts.

24 posted on 08/22/2011 8:48:18 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
It's more about the music and the creative individuals who have that gift. it's about teens and yes sex is part of the story line, but is not who they are as artists--they have boyfriends, girlfriends but the music comes first.

The show is unbearably earnest.

25 posted on 08/22/2011 9:01:36 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: NRA1995

i don’t think i watch anything on nbc, castle on abc, ncis, big bang (i know but it’s funny) on cbs and bones on fox andi think that’s it for the networks. most series i watch are on usa, tnt, and sci-fi (minus the wwe)


26 posted on 08/22/2011 2:36:24 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: markomalley

With openly homosexual, Bob Greenblatt, now in charge of programming at NBC, expect gay characters and story lines to engulf the network. But since no one has actually watched NBC for a decade, I guess it doesn’t matter.


27 posted on 08/22/2011 2:40:27 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: markomalley

It’s a problem for us as well. We’ve been buying more and more movies. We also watch football, golf, HGTV and FoodNetwork.


28 posted on 08/22/2011 2:41:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

I love her. An adorable actress with a voice like sunshine. She’s so wonderful in “Elf”.


29 posted on 08/22/2011 2:43:21 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NRA1995

You shut up! She’s perfect and wonderful. Jerk.


30 posted on 08/22/2011 2:44:28 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: dfwgator

Plus...her father (Caleb) is one of the greatest cinematographers EVER!


31 posted on 08/22/2011 2:46:31 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

She made “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” bearable.


32 posted on 08/22/2011 2:48:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley

Most current tv reeks. I don’t even try to watch most of it. I do like “House”, “Holmes on Homes”, and a handful of other offerings, but most of it stinks.


33 posted on 08/22/2011 2:49:46 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: markomalley

Deadliest Catch, Dual Survival, Swords, American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars {Cali}, Auction Kings, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp Loggers, Swamp People {especially the two brothers that aren’t hunting gators}, American Restoration, are mainly the shows I’ll watch with a few more shows added. Most of them are entertaining and educational. None are on the Big Four Networks.


34 posted on 08/22/2011 3:37:22 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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Watch the Okie Noodler's....

Pretty good show....

35 posted on 08/22/2011 3:48:17 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Osage Orange

Yea I’ve seen previews :>} Thanks.


36 posted on 08/22/2011 4:07:48 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Deb
Jerk.

Now, now.....where's the civility?

37 posted on 08/23/2011 4:55:35 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: markomalley

The only shows I bother recording is Dr. Who, Top Gear UK (not the US Top Gear)Mythbusters and NASCAR.

I love my PVR, it records everything, it auto tunes Fox news at 2am so when I get up at 3am I just roll it back one hour and then I skip all the commercials or boring stuff.


38 posted on 08/23/2011 5:07:39 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Daniel J. Ramsey 1956-2012)
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