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PTC VOWS “UNRELENTING” BATTLE AGAINST “BLEEP MY DAD SAYS”

May 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

A day after CBS announced that its new series, currently titled Bleep My Dad Says, will become part of a new Thursday-night comedy lineup in the fall, the Parents Television Council went into action. The group, which was principally responsible for flooding the FCC with thousands of protests over Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” fired off an angry news release vowing to “wage an unrelenting campaign” that would target advertisers and challenge the broadcast license of every station carrying the series. “CBS intentionally chose to insert an expletive into the actual name of a show, and, despite its claim that the word will be bleeped, it is just CBS’ latest demonstration of its contempt for families and the public,” PTC President Tim Winter said in the news release. The title is based on a Twitter site created by Justin Halpern, who says on the site: “I’m 29. I live with my 74-year-old father. He’s awesome. I just write down s**t he says.” (He has also published his father’s cantankerous remarks in a book with the same title that hit the New York Times‘s best-seller list last week.) In a statement, CBS said on Thursday that the TV series, which stars William Shatner as the dad (some wags have suggested that the series be retitled Shat My Dad Says), “will in no way be indecent and will adhere to all CBS standards.”