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    The Simpsons Pulled From Venezuela TV

    The Simpsons has been taken off air in Venezuela because it was deemed "inappropriate for children".

    D'oh! The Simpsons is pulledThe country's television regulator received a number of complaints about the animated series, which was filling an 11am weekday timeslot.

    It has now been replaced by Baywatch Hawaii.

    "It had to be taken off," station spokeswoman Elba Guillen said.

    "They consider it to be a series that isn't appropriate for that time because it isn't appropriate for children."

    The station was forced to yank the programme despite it having the "highest levels of viewership for that morning timetable in the history of the channel", according to Perez Nahim, the station's general manager.

    He said the station itself had not received any complaints.

    The TV regulator would not specify what elements were considered offensive or the nature of the complaints.

    But showing the series in the 11am spot could violate national regulations prohibiting "messages that go against the whole education of boys, girls and adolescents," it said.

    Baywatch Hawaii, which stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, has been running in the spot since late last week and no complaints had yet been recorded, Mr Nahim told a Venezuelan newspaper.

    The station's management has yet to decide whether it will air The Simpsons at a different time.

    5 Comments

    Original Poster

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    myaser88;1998546

    and now reinstated ...old news ...


    Great news, thought this was a bit harsh .. please can you do me a linky ? thanks as I can't find it ...

    are you sure you are thinking of the same story ? as there is nothing about it being reinstated anywhere on the net ??

    snowtiger;1998576

    Great news, thought this was a bit harsh .. please can you do me a linky … Great news, thought this was a bit harsh .. please can you do me a linky ? thanks as I can't find it ...are you sure you are thinking of the same story ? as there is nothing about it being reinstated anywhere on the net ??




    Yes i read this article a couple of months back in the Metro and again last month saying it was reinstated.

    metro.co.uk/new…=64

    looks like they got more free time to play GTA

    brb playing gta.

    Original Poster

    john_mac83;1999390

    Yes i read this article a couple of months back in the Metro and again … Yes i read this article a couple of months back in the Metro and again last month saying it was reinstated.http://www.metro.co.uk/news/world/article.html?in_article_id=143656&in_page_id=64


    Should think so too ... Thanks for this

    The Simpsons has returned to Venezuelan television - shifting to an early evening slot after regulators ordered it off the air in the morning.
    Elba Guillen, a spokeswoman for the station Televen, said Thursday that the animated Fox series returned to the air on Wednesday at 7pm. and will now be shown at that time each week.
    The channel yanked the animated series earlier this month after the National Telecommunications Commission said showing it each day at 11 am - a time slot approved for all viewers - violated regulations to protect children.
    The agency said this week that Televen might be fined, taken off the air for three days or be forced to show programs chosen by the agency as punishment for keeping The Simpsons in the morning after earlier warnings.
    The Simpsons was removed from it's family-friendly morning time slot in favor of "Baywatch Hawaii," featuring scantily clad lifeguards.
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