The Parents Television Council are asking affiliates of the CW network to pre-empt the upcoming November 9th episode of "Gossip Girl" show due to the promos for a sexual threesome on the episode. The threesome involves three main characters in the show but they are not identified in the promos.
PTC president Tim Winter is asking affiliates: "Will you now be complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in behaviors heretofore associated primarily with adult films?"
"CW has been defending graphic content on 'Gossip Girl' by asserting that they don't target teenagers," Winters said Wednesday. "Such a claim doesn't even pass the 'laugh test.'"
CW spokesman Paul McGuire said the target audience for "Gossip Girl" is 18- to 34-year-old women, with a median viewer age of 27 years old. The network had no comment on PTC's complaint, he said.