With the FCC’s regulations on indecency being struck down this week by a federal appeals court, primetime television is about to become a lot racier, reports Elizabeth Guider in the Hollywood Reporter.
Television has already been sliding into topics that wouldn’t have aired five years ago, such as Fox’s "American Dad" episode in January in which Stan gave "full release" to a racehorse, she writes. But now with the FCC’s regulations being struck down, "primetime TV this fall is going to be chock-a-block with even more blatant sexuality and raunchy language," the story says. "And now we’re bracing for couples doing it on ‘Friends With Benefits’ on NBC; Kathy Bates smoking pot on ‘Harry’s Law’ (and she plays a lawyer!), also on the Peacock; and a CBS sitcom starring the irrepressible William Shatner titled ‘$#*! My Dad Says.’, " she writes.