NBC Drama Series Cutting Back on the Violence

Aug 3, 2016  •  Post A Comment

NBC is reducing the level of violence in a prime-time drama. Specifically, “We’re not going to shoot anyone in the head anymore,” said Martin Gero, executive producer of “Blindspot.”

Gero’s comments Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour come as the show readies for a move to a new night and an earlier time slot.

EW.com quotes Gero saying: “Right off the bat, no more headshots on ‘Blindspot.’ We’re toning back some of the violence. I don’t think the show will be unrecognizable for [those who have tuned in]. We don’t want the show to totally reinvent itself for 8 p.m.”

A recent sneak peek for season two, which you can watch below, appears to support the suggestion that the show will still be far from violence-free.

EW adds: “Still, the second season will be a bit of a reset for the series, as ‘Blindspot’ strives to bring in new viewers. For instance, the first episode is heavily focused on the mythology of Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander), but leans more toward the tattoo case-of-the-week in subsequent episodes.”

The show will return Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. before moving to its new 8 p.m. time slot Sept. 21.


  1. Congratulation!

    It is about time somebody used some common sense about all the violence in videos, shows on TV and movies.

    • The only common sense going here is a strictly industry business decision to adjust their show to meet the network standards and practices changes required for a change to an earlier time slot. In all likelihood, viewers wouldn’t even have noticed the change… which makes me wonder why this required any announcement at all for these relatively minor changes. One reason alone… PR.

  2. The hypocrisy of Hollywood. Decrying gun violence while stuffing their pockets by making violent shows.

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