May 21st, 2010
07:44 AM ET

PTC denounces ‘$#*! My Dad Says’

The show hasn’t even premiered yet and the Parents Television Council already doesn’t like it.

Since the network chose to stick with the same expletive used by the Twitter account it's based on, the PTC had no choice but to “denounce” the program, which is slated to air at 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the fall.

In a statement, PTC President Tim Winter said that “CBS intentionally chose to insert an expletive into the actual name of a show, and, despite its claim that the word will be bleeped, it is just CBS’ latest demonstration of its contempt for families and the public. There are an infinite number of alternatives that CBS could have chosen but its desire to shock and offend is crystal clear in this decision.”

To those who defend "indecency on the public airwaves,” Winter asks, “How does the v-chip block this one? Where does this figure into the absurd defense of ‘fleeting’ profanity? The title of this show is the opposite of fleeting – it is bold, shameless, and in-your-face.”

And to any network or local affiliate advertiser who supports the show, the PTC “will wage an unrelenting campaign” against them, just like they did with the broadcasts of “Dexter” and “Swingtown.” The council also plans to challenge any network affiliates planning to air the show or promos of the show before 10 p.m.

Hell hath no fury like a parents council scorned.

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    November 4, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jason Wisch

    How can we rid our country of this one man band called the PTC? Its a group that wants to have the Andy Griffith show on 24/7. They want to go back to when TV was only about happy little things in life... when they never addressed what was really going on in the world. No real issues. A white bread existences. It was not realistic then, and it is for sure not now. If you dont like it... turn it off. There are a ton of shows I can't stand... I just dont watch them.

    May 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AnaB

    Now I'll have to be sure to tune in! If parents don't like it don't let your kids watch it. I can't completely shelter my kids from hearing cuss words but the one thing they do know is even if they hear them, they are not allowed to repeat them. And they don't. Pretty simple.

    May 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark

    Maybe PTC could wage an unrelenting campaige in a fight to make public schools a better place. Make it worthwhile if your going to put yourself out there. If not, get a life PTC!

    May 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. David

    PS the preview clip I saw, Shatner looks like a male version of "Berta" from Two and a Half Men...maybe she could have a guest shot as his sister...perhaps even a cross over episode ha ha ha.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. David

    PTC needs to grow up and get over it...besides, more than likely the name will change, as the FCC will probably not let them keep that name.

    May 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Matt

    What is hilarious is that CBS has the most family friendly programming on televison compared to the other three networks. Its ironic that they would single out CBS.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ted

    People are offended because they want to be offended.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Boof

    What do you find in Kirk's toilet? The Captains Log........

    May 21, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Chad

    I blame Janet Jackson. The FCC was finally starting to lighten up until that little publicity stunt.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  11. Charles D.

    Just because George Carlin is no longer around to help defend our 1st Amendment rights and talk about the 7 words, doesn't mean others should not take the stand.

    I am glad one of the major networks are stepping up to take a stand against the FCC. I think Craig Ferguson has got CBS on the right track.

    It's time to grow up people. I don't know how the words became bad. but society is changing. It is time for you to evolve with the rest of us or become extinct.

    May 21, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. bic

    I bet the PTC has about 3 members in its ranks

    May 21, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. Really ???

    Woah! These people need to get over themselves. You don't want your kids to see it... turn it off. Only parents that let the T.V. babysit their children should be offended by such a show- they are the only ones that would have to worry about their kids seeing it. Children watch far too much television as it is. You really want to make a meaningful difference? Turn off the idiot box and read to your children, play a game with them and enjoy them because far too soon they will be grown. Quit complaining about ADULT television-because that is exactly the audience group that it is intended for!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Luke

    Why not be a responsible parent and monitor what your children watch? Thanks to the PTC for bringing this show to my attention. Now I can't wait to watch it!

    May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Debbie

    Has anyone from the PTC read the book? It's about a really good dad who just happens to speak in a very "colorful" (and hysterical) way. And do they REALLY think their kids have never uttered (or will never utter) that word? PLEEAASE...! Stop living in a bubble and get over it. Watch the show – you might learn something.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. T

    I think the show should have been called "$#!^ My Dad Says" instead of "$#*! My Dad Says". Either than, or just Sh!t my dad says. Actually, I kind of like that even better.

    Why is excrement so much more offensive than brief nudity, drug use or a movie like Meet the Fockers, where so few curse words were actually used, and so many were implied. I laughed my @$$ off that whole movie, but I wouldn't have taken a little kid to see it.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  17. Dexter

    How about a show called $#*! The PTC Says

    May 21, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  18. Adam Davis

    It is amazing how naive we are as a culture. You can go to any other country that shows far more vulgar programming on television and the people are fine with it. But one little touchy thing and we are up in arms.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  19. Parents

    How about instead of the PTC standing up for what they believe all parents want they just let parents do their job as parents and prevent their kids from watching shows they feel are inappropriate for their children? If my parents felt a show was inappropriate, they didn't let me watch it. Sweet and simple. I never questioned it and I will do the same with my children.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  20. Tony

    Really, don't you people have anything better to do? It's a F*&%#ng Television Show. If your fragile little children are just to important to interact with what the world is today, put them back into their bubble and TURN OFF THE TELEVISION!!!!!! And then join them in the bubble. Or excercise your right as a parent to choose what's best for them, not the world. If everybody WANTED your values, they'd join you. There's a reason we haven't.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  21. Judy

    Shi* shouldn't even be a curse word. Crap has the same connotation and meaning to everyone yet that's fine, only sh** is better. It just shows how stupid people are. They just make things be offensive that aren't. People are sh***y

    May 21, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  22. BIIman

    The road of morality will never go uphill when it comes to television....Howdy Doodie would have comitted suicide by now!

    May 21, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |

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