The Parents Television Council is expressing disappointment with a TV star who used to be known for his involvement in family-friendly programs.
Actor Bob Saget (pictured) starred in the 1980s and 90s ABC sitcom Full House and has cameo appearances in the current sequel on Netflix, Fuller House. He's also known for hosting America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989-1997.
But Saget has begun to show a darker side to comedy including his current gig as host of ABC's Videos After Dark – which the activist group OneMillionMoms has described as "a dirty version of AFV."
This remake of AFV has very explicit content and may be R-rated, according to Tim Winter president of the Parents Television Council. "It's vile, it's disgusting, it's disgraceful – and it's really sad to see [as its host] someone who was such a trusted celebrity among families as Bob Saget," he tells OneNewsNow.
ABC bills the show as follows:
"Featuring home videos with an edgier twist. A show where the hits are a little harder, the language a bit saltier, the animals a little less cute, the kids a tad less adorable and the embarrassing moments move revealing."
Winter explains that his group will be putting out warnings about Videos After Dark.
"We're going to be issuing a stern call to parents, making sure that they're aware [of the content]," he continues. "We're also going to be calling on ABC Network not to make this a full-time series.
"We will make sure that every single advertiser who puts their brand alongside of that grotesque content is held accountable," he adds. "We hope that advertisers will not support it."
The PTC president says his group is also looking to see if the content of the program actually violates the Federal Communication Commission's rules on indecent content.