ABC appeals "NYPD Blue" fine

Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:16am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The ABC network and its affiliates filed appeals Monday to the FCC's proposed fine of $1.4 million for a 2003 episode of "NYPD Blue."

The FCC is looking to fine the 52 ABC-owned and affiliate stations in the Central Mountain zones, which broadcast the episode, featuring a woman's buttocks and the side of one breast, before 10 p.m.

ABC said in a statement Monday that it strongly opposed the proposed fine, in part because "when the brief scene in question was telecast almost five years ago, this critically acclaimed drama had been on the air for a decade and the realistic nature of its story lines were well known to the viewing public."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter