PTC dings Fox for airing 'Grease' musical

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

FOX TV emblemA TV critic is warning parents about a live musical that airs on Fox this Sunday.

Fox is trying its hand at a live musical production with "Grease: Live" following the recent successes NBC has had with "The Wiz," "Peter Pan," and "The Sound of Music."

Henson, Melissa (PTC)Melissa Henson with the Parents Television Council says "Grease" is filled with talk about teen sex and is not a family-friendly musical.

"What we know is that Fox has no plans to really expurgate or clean up any of the language in the musical," Henson says.

"Grease" tells the story of 1950s teenagers at fictional Rydell High School.

The musical's original raunchy script, now more than four decades old, has been altered and toned down by some theatre productions to suit their audience. 

Henson says Fox has a history of airing shows that are edgy and controversial in order to get people to talk about it. 

Just because people are talking about it, she says, doesn't mean they will actually tune in.

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