Kelly Macdonald, | 47 min Anna Paquin, Jonathan Hyde, TV-14 Comedy, Drama. All rights reserved. Stars: | | Mads Mikkelsen, Landon Liboiron, | You know we're right. 58 min From his time as an ally of the Romans, to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome. A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Kirsten Vangsness, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery. Just hear us out here. Matthew Gray Gubler, Stars: After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'. | The ratings system "serves as a valuable resource for parents and helps them make responsible viewing decisions based on what is appropriate for their own families. 50 min In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. "There are zero-point-zero series rated TV-MA on broadcast," said the media watchdog council President Tim Winter, despite programs that are awash in violent scenes. Paul Higgins, In Treatment is TV-MA and is mostly just therapy conversations. Crime, Drama, Thriller. Vincent D'Onofrio, A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years. With competition from unregulated cable and its variously daring series such as "Breaking Bad" and "Masters of Sex," networks have resorted to more mayhem.

| Andy Whitfield, Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill Compton, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire. Each show's first four episodes of the 2012-13 season were analyzed. | Unless wait. Stars: | Also surprised the lesbians actually survived the show. ABC Family was legally forced to keep that label, to my knowledge. Depictions of shootings, stabbings and dismemberment were found on cable shows including AMC's "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad" and FX's "Sons of Anarchy." 54 min Networks find it financially vital to avoid applying TV-MA ratings, Winters said, which scare off advertisers. | Federally regulated broadcasters face sanctions if they cross the line on indecency or expletives but not violence. 22 min

| Biography, Crime, Drama. Throat slitting by and on men with beards. It's also about, say, tying people up, slitting their wrists and drinking their blood. Wagner Moura, | Dean Winters, TV-MA Georgia Hirst. Our pick for the most violent episode of this anthology of terror? This is true for cable, but public networks like NBC do have to worry about the FCC and the rating of their content. Frances Conroy, |

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It is vital to examine the media's effect on children and real-world violence, Winter said, adding that he hopes his nonpartisan group's findings are part of a wide-ranging search for solutions. | | A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York. Although there definitely is mature content, I honestly thought the TV-MA rating was really harsh. Sarah Paulson, TV-14 | John Hensley, TV-MA Stars: Honestly I think most of the crime shows on network tv are way worse than many modern shows that are TV-MA. A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. | Anna Gunn, As if this past season's plot, full of war and village raids, didn't bring enough killing, here's what show creator Michael Hirst says is coming next year: "Yeah, we're gonna attack Paris.". Ernie Hudson, Corey Stoll, Janet Montgomery, An FBI agent watches as a hammer is driven into the victim's head.

46 min Kerry Condon, TV-MA Neil Maskell, A tie between Twisty the Clown's murder scenes and the work of Bloody Face. Stars: Shows With At Least 30 Minutes Runtime I Want to Download, Episode Reviews: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964). Even the mascots can look menacing. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U. Their eyes have been gouged out and blood drips down their faces. Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Stars: It received 38 complaints in the past year. Drama, Fantasy, Horror. 52 min Michael Jace, Lady Gaga, Hannibal was TV-14, and it was an incredibly and vividly gory show. Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia. Kathy Bates, Show the dead body of a brutally murdered woman and describe her grisly death in detail: TV-14. Which of these violent TV shows (arranged by its IMDb rating) is your favorite?Discuss here, TV-MA Pedro Pascal, Antony Starr, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

Drama. Kevin McKidd, | Ryan Kwanten, TV-MA Stars: The blood-spattered character pulls his sword from the last victim's body. Eiza Gonzlez, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. David Bradley, Billy Bob Thornton, Crime, Drama, Thriller. All we'll say is that after watching a half-dozen or so episodes of this show, we start to see murder scenes in our dreams. He's Dexter Morgan, America's favorite serial killer, who spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them. Stars: Peter Krause, 60 min Lee Tergesen, Crime, Drama, Horror. Stars: An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law by conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era. Seth MacFarlane, Shocked they did what they did on network television. Kevin Durand, | | Stephen Moyer, We almost didn't put this glib cartoon in our lineup. Dominic West, Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. The TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board, which is composed of TV industry members and public interest advocates, checks for ratings uniformity and responds to public complaints. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | 49 min Its minor? Michael C. Hall, Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. Other broadcast shows in the study included NBC's "The Blacklist," Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," CBS' "CSI" and NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.". | David Boreanaz, Lance Reddick, Tamzin Merchant, TV-MA The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. Mark Boone Junior, James Purefoy, Stars: I really wonder what HBO could have done with it, There were times when I was SCREAMING watching that show. Stars: Gustaf Skarsgrd, Stay up to date with what you want to know. | Outside of that, Baskets is remarkably tame for TV-MA minus very sparing uses of "shit" and "pussy". | Hugh Dancy, Ivana Milicevic, |

AMC's "The Walking Dead" tells of a post-apocalyptic world and flesh-eating zombies. A.J. 57 min Sure, this serial-killer series isn't just about killing. Scenes of stabbings, shootings, rape, decapitation and mutilation invariably received a TV-14 "parents strongly cautioned" rating on network TV, according to the Parents Television Council study released Monday. |

| Stars: Now there is a time zone where the FCC let's networks show whatever they want without consequences, but that's too late for many shows wanting huge audiences and the networks are too afraid to take advantage of it. Press J to jump to the feed. | Kit Harington, Joe Mantegna, TV-14 Lynn Elber is a national television columnist for The Associated Press.

I can think of a lot of TV-14 shows with violent content that can be intense but I don't think they quite deserve the TV-MA rating. Lauren Cohan, TV-14 Michael Chiklis, A study last month found the number of scenes featuring gun violence in PG-13 movies has come to rival or surpass the rate of such action in R-rated projects. NBC, CBS, Fox and CW did not comment on the study, which did not include any ABC shows. Action, Crime, Drama. 44 min CW's "Supernatural," in which a trail of blood leads to the bodies of two priests impaled on a cemetery's wrought-iron fence. Copyright (2013) Associated Press. Stars: 55 min Michael Imperioli, TV-MA | Stars: James Remar, TV-MA And nobody crafts a horror project like Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero, two of the greatest names in the creature effects business. Kim Coates, TV-MA Stars: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Stars: Stars: Also, recent f bomb slips on SNL actually didn't get NBC fined because it airs late enough where that's okay. Emily Deschanel, 45 min Get a daily selection of our top stories based on your reading preferences. Bruce Campbell, Stars: They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy. Stars: Zane Holtz, Lucy Lawless, | A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles. Drama, Fantasy, Horror. 44 min Ash has spent the last thirty years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind's only hope. A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Andrew Lincoln, 2022 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. No wonder one critic called it "one of the most violent series ever made by a commercial broadcast network.". Mona Marshall, TV-MA

Wendell Pierce, TV-MA The little girl who was molested by her coach, the couple getting over their miscarriage. Shane West, 40 min Frankie Faison. Explores the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and a young FBI criminal profiler who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. Alex Borstein, Im surprised about the sexual things they talk about for a kids/teen channel. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement. Cotrona, Gene Page / AMC Seth Green, | Famke Janssen, Edie Falco,

Action, Adventure, Biography. Adeel Akhtar, American TV content ratings can be a strange thing. Rough stuff. 55 min Cook, Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, TV-MA Supernatural horror loosely based on Salem's 17th century witch trials. A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

| We may or may not be addicted to forensics TV. Stars: Animation, Comedy. Action, Adventure, Drama. This season's opener seemed almost tame in comparison: Bugsy Siegel only whacked one guy. Stars: This Hamlet-on-a-Harley drama majors not just in killings, but mass killings--club-on-club massacres, school shootings, that kind of thing. This is what I came to say. Michael Shannon, Charlie Hunnam, The title should speak for itself, but just in case you haven't seen an episode: A woman is burned alive in the first five minutes of the pilot. In season one alone tho, those therapy sessions are more visceral than anything on most other HBO shows. Timothy Olyphant, J.K. Simmons, Deborah Ann Woll, Colin Hanks, TV-MA | Julian McMahon, 42 min Seth Gabel, 59 min The study of 14 series during a four-week period found a 6 percent difference in the overall incidence of violence of all types on cable versus broadcast, with 1,482 violent acts on the cable programs and 1,392 on the network series. Stars: Episode ratings are decided by networks and cable channels, similar to how the movie studios' Motion Picture Association of America self-governs by issuing its own movie ratings. Jesse Garcia, |

I think Netflix might have Season 3 in some countries, which is definitely TV-MA, so they might just mark the series as a whole that way so if they ever get the go-ahead to stream S3 in the US, they can just flip a switch and not have to change anything else. A woman is tortured in captivity, with an implanted camera sending images of her agony online in an episode of CBS' "Criminal Minds." Among the network examples cited: A bar fight scene on NBC's "Revolution" in which a character wields a sword and a dagger to slash open a man's chest, cut another's neck and stab a third in the chest. | The PTC's Winter said his group's study, taken together with the movie report, "starts to weave together a fabric that urgently needs a public response. Five of the seven cable shows had TV-MA ratings, with "Walking Dead" eventually switching from TV-14 to MA. Stars: Lucy Lawless, TV-MA A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. Katheryn Winnick,

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. | Bill Skarsgrd, Betsy Brandt, TV-MA An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show circus, a haunted hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse, a slasher summer camp, and a bleak beach town and desert valley. James Gandolfini, 53 min Shawn Ashmore, Andr Holland, | | Alexander Ludwig, David Zayas, He's lovable. | | Sam Trammell, Stars: LOS ANGELES (AP) Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like "The Walking Dead" but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found. ), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. Tell us what you think about this feature. Ray Stevenson, Stars: Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command. betrayal climax law order victims unit special jan