The Walking Dead: Family Friendly Episodes about to Air on Broadcast Television

By April Lara | 4 years ago
The Walking Dead: Family Friendly Episodes about to Air on Broadcast Television
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“The Walking Dead” (TWD) is on its fourth season and over the years we have witnessed the fight between humans and zombies. But,  can you imagine “The Walking Dead” not spilling any blood, with no brutal killings (which is the best way to kill a zombie and survive), and basically no violence at all?

“The Walking Dead” fans might not like this news about a less gory TWD. According to CNN, Fox and its syndication channel MyNetworkTV, had just gained exclusive broadcast rights to re-air previous TWD episodes. This will be the very first time that the show will be seen on broadcast television.

This fall 2014, MyNet will run two episodes of “The Walking Dead” a week and these episodes will now be edited to suit broadcast standards. Yes, TWD fans, something more “family-friendly.”

“The Walking Dead” was reportedly rejected by NBC. Fortunately, Frank Cicha (Senior VP of programming) of Fox Television Stations is more than happy to have TWD on their lineup.

TWD is one of the hottest shows today and who wouldn’t love it? The violence that we see including the scene with Michonne (Danai Gurira) going Samurai on the zombies is simply amazing!

MyNet also confirmed in the CNN report that “The Walking Dead” will now carry a TV-14 rating.

Why the sudden change?

It seems like parents from the Parents Television Council have protested and said that the rating is too “lenient” for the graphic content of the show. Just last year, AMC switched “The Walking Dead’s” rating to a stricter TV-MA and it looks like it’s going to get even stricter than before.

What happens now to “The Walking Dead,” one of the most action-packed and thrilling TV shows that a lot of people have grown to love and anticipate for? Will there be lesser blood?

How are they going to kill zombies now? They can’t put them to sleep without putting a bullet through their head or chopping their heads off because really, that’s how you kill ‘em. And how are zombies going to eat humans without biting their flesh off? Zombies surely can’t go on a sit-down dinner and have gourmet human, cooked and properly plated for lesser brutality.

Will “The Walking Dead”  fans be happy with these changes? We’re about to find out.  Stay tuned for the latest news about “The Walking Dead” here on MNG. This is going to be interesting!

About the author

April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.