May 1, 2013
This TV publicity image released by Fox shows James Purefoy as serieal killer Joe Carroll confronting his next victim in the "Welcome Home" episode of "The Following." A study of 392 prime-time scripted programs on broadcast networks shown in the month revealed that 193 had some incident of violence, according to the Parents Television Council.
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Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting.
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