A Brief History of Sex on TV

A Brief History of Sex on TV
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The CW show that proudly proclaimed in its own advertisements that it was "every parent's nightmare" featured a threesome in 2009. Three years earlier, CBS was fined more than $3 million for airing a Without a Trace episode containing a teen orgy.

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