'Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23' Targeted By PTC
Not only should you not "Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," but you shouldn't watch "the B---- in Apartment 23" either, according to the Parents Television Council.
The TV watchdog group hasn't been shy about slamming new shows, particularly ones with a lot of sexual content, and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," ABC's new comedy is no exception.
In a letter on their website, the PTC asked readers to reach out to sponsors, particularly AT&T and Volkswagen, and urge them to remove their ads. "ABC didn't just reach for the sewer, they dove in head-first and they took our airwaves with them," the group said in a statement.
Calling it a "new all-time low for broadcast television," the PTC blasted "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC) and said it's "a sexist mixed-bag of hedonism, drug-use, alcohol abuse."
And of course the group has an issue with the title. Like "GCB" before it, the PTC said "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23's" name "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."
Earlier this season, the the council targeted "The Playboy Club." After the NBC drama was canceled, the PTC issued this statement, thanking its supporters: "Bringing 'The Playboy Club' to broadcast television was a poor programming decision from the start. We're pleased that NBC will no longer be airing a program so inherently linked to a pornographic brand that denigrates and sexualizes women."