S_x And The Scissors

A few seconds into Sex and the City, the HBO sitcom cleaned up so it can be rerun on TBS (starting this Tuesday), you notice something missing. It's not the sex; it's the samba. The opening credits are cut radically, bars of the Latin theme song snipped. What does a risque pay-cable show look like on basic cable? For one thing, shorter.

Sex and the City is not the first HBO show to have its reruns syndicated; The Larry Sanders Show has run on Bravo. But here the dirty talk and naughty bits are more integral. To phrase it like...

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