• Gratuitous Sex Scene is Bait-and-Switch on Pitch

    by  • October 7, 2016 • Fox, Sex • 5 Comments

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    The PTC issued a statement in response to a sex scene on last night’s episode of Fox’s Pitch.


    “Imagine The Sound of Music opening with a scene of Baroness von Schraeder and Captain von Trapp naked and in bed, rolling around for 10-15 seconds, then getting dressed and walking down the stairs into the kitchen. But the rest of the movie takes place just as produced. That’s basically what happened on Pitch last night. It was a bait-and-switch for families, many of whom likely walked away after the opening scene and will never trust that program again,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

    “What genius at the network, or on the production staff, decided that a gratuitous sex scene was a good way to begin an otherwise family-friendly show? What marketing class did they take that suggested it was good business to immediately alienate your target market? It’s not like we needed yet another example demonstrating that network programmers cannot get out of their own way when it comes to reaching a family audience. Sadly, that’s what we got last night.

    “Either Pitch is a family show or it is an edgy show. It cannot be both. Adding gratuitous sex scenes to Pitch will only sound the death knell for what otherwise is one of the most positive new fall TV shows for families.”

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    5 Responses to Gratuitous Sex Scene is Bait-and-Switch on Pitch

    1. C
      October 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      First they earn your recommendation, and as soon as you give them helpful advice, they turn on you. What is happening to this world?

    2. Bobby
      October 8, 2016 at 1:05 am

      Typical of Fox

    3. sara
      October 8, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      This is rated TV-14 meaning it’s NOT appropriate for kids in the first place despite the show revolving around a kid-friendly sport like baseball!

      Also the sex scene was VERY short & tame compared to other shows maybe the PTC should be going after ACTUAL kids’ shows on Disney Channel,Nick,Discovery Family,CN,etc!

      If parents knew about some of the subject matter in kids’ cartoons & sitcoms they would be downright SHOCKED & HORRIFIED!

      If the PTC is REALLY about protecting kids from harmful TV shows then they need to start going after all the shows that kids ACTUALLY watch!

      (this includes pre-school cartoons)

    4. Justin
      October 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      I can’t endorse this show. It’s yet another show where men are depicted as peons and sexist, childish idiots while the women are shown as the intelligent (and in this case, nearly super-human) heroes. Just like almost every network family sitcom in the last 25 years where the dad is depicted as a bumbling, submissive dummy and the mom wears the pants in the family.

      Sorry, can’t endorse this kind of anti-male and anti-family portrayal of men and dads.

    5. Dennis
      October 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      My 16 year old son complained to me how messed up the people in his high school are in terms of morality and common sense and I explained to him that that’s how you turn out if you watch sit coms such as “family guy” – the show I never let him watch (among others). That’s not to say he never watched it at a friends – but it meant he didn’t watch it everyday for 10+ years… Literally that show is on 24/7/365 and is probably the mitigating factor on how demented society has become, thanks seth McFarland and fox.

      My son now realizes what I did for him…

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