Madison wrote:Actually, it's started happening already. Comedy Central sometimes runs uncut movies after midnight. Like the South Park movie. Fully uncut. FX has to wait until after 9 central (or 8 eastern) to run The Shield due to some of the content. In either case, I'm totally cool with that and agree with Dray and everyone else, as people know ahead of time what they will be shown and they can choose to not watch.
Commercials during normal hours when kids and families are watching family shows and things (the Super Bowl is a perfect example) are a totally different animal.
Just a point of clarification: technically, FX and Comedy Central don't have to wait until after a certain time to air explicit content. They do so because they believe that their advertisers and viewers want them to (and, most likely they are correct in that belief). The FCC has no authority whatsoever over cable television. FX could show hardcore porn at 3:00 in the afternoon if they really wanted to.