American TV shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Will And Grace have been
cleared of indecency, following complaints they contained unsuitable scenes of
a sexual nature.
Complaints made by the PARENT TV COUNCIL and AMERICANS FOR DECENCY to
television watchdog the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) were dismissed
because they didn't violate guidelines.
The Parent TV Council complained about a 2001 episode from Buffy The
Vampire Slayer in which characters BUFFY and SPIKE were seen having sex, while
Americans For Decency were upset with a March 2003 episode of Will and Grace
which showed two
women simulating intercourse.
But the FCC said both programmes didn't breach indecency regulations.
The decision comes at a time when American broadcasting standards are
under increased scrutiny, following Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl breast
flash on live television earlier this year (04).