Vietnam Television stops broadcasting controversial Sex and the City series

By Minh Ngoc, Thanh Nien News

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A scene from the American romantic sitcom Sex and the City. A scene from the American romantic sitcom Sex and the City.


Vietnam Television (VTV) has stopped broadcasting the American romantic sitcom Sex and the City after just five episodes aired on VTV2.
Nguyen Ha Ham, chief of the national television firm's editing staff did not confirm the reason for pulling the show.
“We've stopped broadcasting [the series] and don’t want to say anything further,” he told Thanh Nien on Tuesday (December 2).
The series began airing just as the channel launched a new 18+ timeframe (11 p.m. onward).
Most of those episodes had been edited for sexual content and strong language.
Following each episode, MC Trac Thuy Mieu and celebrity guests were slated to hold discussions about sex and love -- that too will be cancelled.
According to VTV, the program, which was broadcasted on VTV2, a channel focus on science and education, sought to promote knowledge about sex.
After pulling the show, the network announced it would also cancel its plans to create an 18+ time slot.
Controversy had followed plans to launch the show since the idea was first discussed.

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