‘Neighbors with Benefits’ Cancelled By A&E After Petitions Against ‘Morally Unacceptable’ Series
“Neighbors With Benefits” have been cancelled by A&E just after two episodes. Even if the network has already ordered nine 1-hour long episodes, A&E have decided to pull the plug on the show after it received several complaints from concerned family.
“Neighbors With Benefits” which aired last March 22, has an interesting and unusual concept. The show follows the lives of married couples who participate in extramarital affairs. Viewers say the concept of the show is, by far, morally unacceptable. Advertisers fear losing valued customers and would rather switch shows than lose revenue in the marketplace.
“Neighbors With Benefits” follows the lives of married couples living in Hamilton Township’s Thornton Grove Subdivision who, with their partner’s consent, try to swing and fool around their friends and neighbors while they go on with their typical everyday lives. Way too much infidelity in one show, don’t you think?
Variety TV columnist Brian Lowry in his review of the show’s first episode says:
“Most of the extramarital encounters within the show – despite a discretely placed bra here and some kissing there – are so awkward and stilted that there’s nothing particularly sexy about them.”
“The benefits associated with watching this show are barely worth getting out for – or for that matter, into – bed over,” he adds.
Hamilton Township homeowners got irked despite the initial buzz the show created. Group activists called for “Neighbors with Benefits” to get cancelled saying that the show is glamorizing unfaithfulness and making a marriage a big mockery.
Citizens for Community on its statement posted on their websites reads:
“Why get married if you do not plan on being faithful? This is immoral show belittles and makes a mockery of marriage.”
Meanwhile, rumors says that there’s a fair chance for “Neighbors With Benefits” to instead go online.
There you have it on the news about the cancellation of “Neighbors with Benefits.” Do you think A&E made the right decision of cancelling the docuseries? Sound off in the comments below.
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