The Parents Television Council is denouncing a new cable TV show scheduled to start airing late next month.
PTC's Melissa Henson describes the reality show on WE tv that originally aired in the United Kingdom.
"A real-life couple go inside a sound-proof, obscured box so that they can't be seen, and then they engage in the most intimate act that two human beings can engage in right there on stage in front of a life studio audience," she says. "And there are also cameras on the box this whole time – and then after they're finished they come out and they speak to relationship counselors."
Henson says WE tv is trying to present "Sex Box" as therapeutic and beneficial to marriages, but she's not buying it.
"I don't think there's a marriage in the world that would be stronger for having done something so intimate in front of a studio television audience, but this is how they're presenting it," she laments.
"We want to see it stopped before it ever sees the light of day on cable television in the U.S.," Henson continues. "And if WE refuses to pull the programming from their lineup, then cable subscribers shouldn't be forced to pay for WE with their monthly cable bill. It should be removed from the basic cable tier and should be made a premium cable channel like HBO or Showtime or Cinemax."
People concerned about the program can sign a national petition found on the PTC website.