In the wake of 2012's violent legacy
, top executives from NBC are shooting down any alleged link between homicides in America and the prime time dramas they promote. As Hollywood Reporter informs
, NBC is on the defensive with shows like "Hannibal" on the fall lineup and the ever-bloody "Dexter" on the resume of NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt.
"Most people at this network have children and really care about the shows that we're putting out there," said Greenblatt at a recent gathering of television critics. He suggested that when it comes to the entertainment industry and violence, one would be better off looking to video games and movies, which aren't governed by obscenity rules stipulated by the Federal Communications Commission.
"I'm not sure you can make the leap that a show about serial killers has caused violence in our country," cautioned Greenblatt, who also stressed that he's no psychologist. "There are many other factors including mental illness and guns."
Via The Hollywood Reporter