Once a 'Bitch,' now a 'Belle' on ABC
May 17th, 2011
04:08 PM ET

Once a 'Bitch,' now a 'Belle' on ABC

ABC is swapping out one "B" word for another.

The network just announced its fall TV line-up and lo and behold, the title of the upcoming series "Good Christian Bitches" has been changed. New title: "Good Christian Belles."

The Parents Television Council had declared the original title "offensive" and urged its members to bombard ABC with complaints.

"Good Christian Belles" hits the air in early 2012. It's based on the book "Good Christian Bitches" by Kim Gatlin. We reached Gatlin on her cell phone today, and she told us she's disappointed ABC changed the name, but "kinda not surprised."

She said her Bible study group didn't like the word "bitches" in the title and neither did her mother. (By the way, she's also working on a new book she'll be calling "Good Christian Bastards.")

ABC also dropped the "B" word from another series it greenlit: "Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23" has been trimmed to "The Apartment."

The network tells us the earlier names were just "working titles."

Parents Television Council President Tim Winter tells us he's glad ABC changed the names, but he still isn't happy with "Good Christian Belles."

He says ABC shouldn't be singling out the Christian faith and that it would never consider titling a series, for example, "Good Muslim Belles" or "Good Jewish Belles."

Stay tuned for more from ABC's upfronts.

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Ron Mexico

    Intersting choice of words

    May 18, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Christian Luvr


    May 18, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chucklehead

    It'll be cancelled in a month anyway so why would the care.

    May 18, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. WLM

    Is any of these major networks ever going to do a show with any other race?? Maybe a show with some latin people or black people, damn ever asian people?? there are other races in America aside from white people....

    May 18, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. itsame

    sunshine girl, please quit rising to llyods bait. llyod please quit pestering ppl on the blogs, if you kids cant get along we*ll just turn this blog right around n go strait home..

    May 18, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
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  7. I am batman

    You too Jen

    May 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Peace

    Wow! After reading all the comments, I forgot what the article was about!! LOL !

    May 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jen

    I love you batman

    May 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Groupon

    Why yall hatin? I'm just tryin to make a livin

    May 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Twisted

    F U Lloyd

    May 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lloyd Christmas

    Lloyd Christmas
    May 17th, 2011 9:11 pm ET
    FYI ya’ll Vee is the same person as Sunshine Girl, B lo me, twisted, head diva in charge, Yo!!, I am batman, @N and a few others yet to be exposed… careful out there

    May 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lloyd Christmas

    Oh hello Sunshine Girl. How is "blow me"?

    May 17, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sunshine Girl *

    @Lloyd Christmas...Oh really? Your a fine one to talk. So just shut up already.

    May 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sunshine Girl *

    If you find the word (s) offensive then change the channel. The tv stations are not babysitters. Thats the parents job. That Parents Council is always going too far and getting everyone all riled up. Put a cork in it already!

    May 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
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  17. black belt

    If you rud doodie on the face of anyone of any color you're asking for a beatdown

    May 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Lloyd Christmas

    Why ya'll always attacking the innocent bloggers? Strange.

    May 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
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  20. Snakey Z

    Yeah ! Us fine black mens all be hot ! You just jealous we date up all the big white girls.

    May 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jujubeans

    They're all hot!

    May 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  22. tina

    I bet there will be lots of kneegrows on this show. Especially if it is set in heck. Them blacks are always shooting everyone.

    May 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Come On

    why bother
    It will be gone Id say in 3-4months after the first eps. airs.

    May 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jillmarie

    Really, this is not so offensive, but middle America can't handle it, I suppose!

    May 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Tol Trunks

    All of the cast and crew of these series are dead. Since the concept of this series is of hell, people who view the series if it airs will see the domain of torment direct, and only. 2-3-2012.

    May 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  26. twisted

    These groups must the reason,why tv sucks.

    May 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • DanMan97

      Nah - TV sucked long before these groups came around. We live in a world where Survivor and American Idol continue to get renewed after 9 and 11 seasons, after all. Blame the empty-headed masses for that.

      May 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  27. MOM

    Just wait until your father gets home ! You are in trouble now !

    May 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. OCTOPI

    They said bad words ! I am telling !

    May 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |

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