Apple Will Not Allow its Original TV Shows to Feature Nudity Or Violence


With plans to invest north of $1 billion on original tv content over the next one year, a new report by Bloomberg is claiming that Apple will not allow its upcoming TV shows to feature nudity, strong language, or violence, in an effort to keep its programming PG-rated. The company wants to produce comedies and emotional dramas that are suitable enough for an Apple Store.

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The report notes that Apple’s decision has led some producers and partners to label the company as “conservative and picky”, which has already turned away some leading Hollywood producers that have pitched edgier content. Earlier this year, Tim Cook delayed the release of Carpool Karaoke to remove “foul language and references to vaginal hygiene” from some episodes, according to Bloomberg.

“Days before Apple Inc. planned to celebrate the release of its first TV show last spring at a Hollywood hotel, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told his deputies the fun had to wait. Foul language and references to vaginal hygiene had to be cut from some episodes of Carpool Karaoke, a show featuring celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Blake Shelton, and Chelsea Handler cracking jokes while driving around Los Angeles.”

It is also being reported that the company will no longer put its shows on Apple Music, as it did with Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, a decision made by Apple possibly for the long-term success of its TV business.

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  • Jay

    So HBO > Apple TV

  • Joe

    So they’re going for the family market. That’s fine I guess, but don’t expect to make much of an impact against the market share of Netflix, Amazon, and HBO.

  • Corey Beazer

    Cause all the good shows are rated PG….

  • I’ll bet you anything this is Fake News. There’s just no way Apple are going to be able to compete by slashing basically all of the great movies that aren’t family friendly.

  • Olivier

    Sad to say that but, it’s gonna be boring.

  • Mark Holoubek

    People may be overreacting. Look at the quality of shows AMC has produced over the past decade, even though AMC has to work under the restrictions of basic cable.