FCC Denies PTC Indecency Complaints for 'Will and Grace' and 'Arrested Development' - Radio World

FCC Denies PTC Indecency Complaints for 'Will and Grace' and 'Arrested Development'

FCC Denies PTC Indecency Complaints for 'Will and Grace' and 'Arrested Development'
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In another case from the TV side but likely to be scrutinized by all broadcasters, the FCC also denied an indecency complaint by the Parents Television Council about episodes of NBC's "Will and Grace" and Fox Television's "Arrested Development."
For "Will and Grace," the complaints involved a reference to "dry humping" and God. The commission noted that the episode did not depict nudity or sexual or excretory activities and that the dialogue was not sufficiently explicit or graphic to be indecent.
For "Arrested Development," the PTC objected to the phrase "making corn-holes," which PTC says is slang for anal sex. The agency determined the episode was not sufficiently explicit or graphic to be indecent.
In both cases, PTC said the FCC should find every affiliate that carried the programs to be in violation of the indecency rules. The agency declined to do so.

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