'Dads' EP Admits Some Jokes Need Tweaking
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The cast and executive producers of "Dads," a new Fox comedy executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, faced quite a few questions about the racist and questionable jokes in the show's pilot.
On Thursday, reporters at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press tour pressed the cast and crew about the direction and tone of the show, which stars Martin Mull, Peter Riegert, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green.
"In the pilot, we noticed some things we'd like to change or tweak moving forward," executive producer Alec Sulkin said of the episode sent to critics for screening, which has an Asian woman (Song) dressed up in a Sailor Moon-like anime outfit for the lead characters' (Ribisi and Green) potential business clients. "If we missed the mark in the pilot, we're trying to hit it better in upcoming shows."
Green noted that many of the best shows in TV history were "provocative" and "offensive." But in an earlier panel, Fox's president of e
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