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Why You Didn't See "Osbournes Reloaded"

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Unless you stayed up to 11:35 p.m.

Haven't seen an official statement from them yet, but I'm guessing FOX 50 didn't think it was suitable viewing after the more deemed family friendly "American Idol." FOX 50 wasn't the only station to make this call; stations in Georgia, Florida and Ohio pulled the Osbournes new show too.

Apparently, it was a bleeping fest.

Usually, when Capital Broadcasting makes this call it's a show that "demeans" marriage. Reality shows "Temptation Island" I and II didn't make the cut; neither did "How to Marry a Multi-Millionaire" and on WRAL Simon Cowell's "Cupid" got pulled.

And usually, we get Andy Griffith reruns to clean us of the ugliness. This time, the Osbournes were replaced by "Seinfeld," the show about the self-centered, mastubatory friends who ended up in jail.

Most of these shows were bombs anyway, and it looks like the Osbournes might be going that route.

So what do you think? Is FOX 50 doing the right thing, guarding community standards? Or should the station let viewers watch, monitor their kids, and let the marketplace decide?


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The Andy Griffith cleansing

The Andy Griffith cleansing method doesn't have the same effect that it used to. To shake things up they should show old episodes of "Time for Uncle Paul" whenever any salacious programming is on the schedule.

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Adrienne Johnson Martin would like to have her life turned into an animated cartoon. E-mail Adrienne.