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Does 'Disturb' Go Too Far?

July 14, 2008 4:08 PM

Fox’s “Do Not Disturb” brought some questions of stereotypes with it when it checked in at the Television Critics Association today.

Set in a fictitious hotel, “Disturb” introduced characters that some concerned critics thought were painted in broad strokes, including a gay man obsessed with sex.

When asked about where the line of "too far" is in terms of humor in stereotypes, executive producer Abraham Higginbotham said it’s all about treading on that line and pushing the humor right up to that wall.

Mr. Higginbotham said the gay character, Larry, is important to him because “he’s grumpy, gay and married, like me.”

“He’s more interesting than being gay,” he said, adding he hopes to flesh out all of the characters past the brief introduction during the pilot critics have screened.

—Andrew Krukowski

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