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.
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Intersting choice of words
It'll be cancelled in a month anyway so why would the care.
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....
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..
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Wow! After reading all the comments, I forgot what the article was about!! LOL !
I love you batman
Why yall hatin? I'm just tryin to make a livin
F U Lloyd
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
Oh hello Sunshine Girl. How is "blow me"?
@Lloyd Christmas...Oh really? Your a fine one to talk. So just shut up already.
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!
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If you rud doodie on the face of anyone of any color you're asking for a beatdown
Why ya'll always attacking the innocent bloggers? Strange.
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Yeah ! Us fine black mens all be hot ! You just jealous we date up all the big white girls.
They're all hot!
I bet there will be lots of kneegrows on this show. Especially if it is set in heck. Them blacks are always shooting everyone.
It will be gone Id say in 3-4months after the first eps. airs.
Really, this is not so offensive, but middle America can't handle it, I suppose!
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.
These groups must the reason,why tv sucks.
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.
Just wait until your father gets home ! You are in trouble now !
They said bad words ! I am telling !