One of the nation’s biggest media watchdog groups has come out against the new ABC sitcom called “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23.”
The sitcom, airing Tuesday nights at 9:30/8:30c, premiered just last week, and already the Parents Television Council is slamming the show for its title and its contents.
It’s the second show on ABC this season in which the “B” in the title is meant to indicate the word “Bitch.” The other show is the Sunday night series known as “GCB,” which is adapted from a book titled “Good Christian Bitches.”
The PTC has already complained about “GCB” (on its Web site, parentstv.org), but “Don’t Trust” is now emerging as Public Enemy No. 1 for the family-friendly group. The show “may well represent a new all-time low for broadcast television,” PTC says.
“The program is a sexist mixed-bag of hedonism, drug-use, alcohol abuse (including the main character plying a 13-year old boy with alcohol to get him drunk) and explicit levels of promiscuity that are shocking even by today’s broadcast TV standards.”
"The series represents a continuing and disturbing trend of using offensive, profane language in the very title of the program, where it is nearly impossible for families to avoid," the PTC said. The group is urging its members and others to contact the sitcom's advertisers to persuade them to cease supporting the series.