Philippines’ Big Brother suspended because of kissing, bikini dancing

The Philippines’ edition of Big Brother, known as Pinoy Big Brother, got in trouble because it showed kissing and houseguests dancing in a bikini.

The show has previously been warned “to make [the show] more wholesome.” But it crossed the line and the Movie & Television Review & Classification Board took action.

The MTRCB said in a letter that the PG rating was inappropriate because the series included “kissing scene between housemates Chx and Sam, gyrating dances in skimpy bikini, double entendre dialogue and use of skimpy bikini.” Thus, the show did not air today.

Damn. What would happen if, hypothetically, “stripped down to his underwear and [danced] about with the broom” and later “put an orange in his pants … dyed his hair blue … passed out on the lawn, and then barfed his guts out several times”? Or if a player was an unrepentant liar? Or called all the show’s viewers “pieces of shit”?

MTRCB Suspends Pinoy Big Brother [Pinoy Big Brother]

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Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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