June 20, 2007, - 12:06 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Boy, the fourth-rated NBC must really be desperate to draw viewers back. It’s whoring itself out–literally–to do so.
It sounds like an April Fools joke, but unfortunately isn’t. Variety reports that NBC will produce the English version of the Colombian hit Spanish telenovela “Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso”–”Without Breasts, There is No Paradise”–about a 17-year-old
determined to get bigger breasts in order to escape poverty. She ends up working as a prostitute, getting involved with drug dealer in the process.
And who says NBC is not about promoting achievement for young girls?
NBC Entertainment Chairman Ben Silverman is responsible for this highly respectable step in street-life programming. And he pats himself on the back for it. Silverman says his pick of “Sin Tetas” represents
a giant leap forward for the networks of NBC Universal. I scour the world for the best ideas and for the game-changing hit shows and “Sin Tetas” is one of those shows. We have a tremendous opportunity.
If that is the best idea Sewer Silverman could find when he “scoured the world,” imagine what the worst ones were.
And you wonder why America is going down the toilet.
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