The Mindy Project Shares What Was Too Raunchy For Fox

The Mindy Project Shares What Was Too Raunchy For Fox

If you're bemoaning the lack of edginess on network TV, don't just blame absent development execs.

Behind every suit is a group of people with a far more entertaining job than, say, developing quality programming: the fine folks in the broadcast standards and practices department. BS & P execs work at networks and pore over scripts of every show before they shoot, to ensure nothing sneaks into a script that shouldn't be there: curse words, boobies and wieners, unintentional advertising plugs, and so on.

It can sometimes be a bit of a killjoy job to be the person who has to tell the Friends producers, no, Ross cannot use maxi pads as arch supports on a show that airs at 8:00 PM on a Thursday, but as this memo from Fox's BS & P to The Mindy Project showrunner Matt Warburton shows, maybe our friends over at BS & P are the funniest people of all.


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[Image via Getty, Matt Warburton Twitter]