A storm's a-brewin' on cable, and we mean that in the best possible way. The new season of The Magicians brought with quite the litany of F-bombs - this time not bleeped out or silenced as is usual on cable TV.
In truth, cable has been loosening the reigns quite a bit for some time to keep up with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, where shows simply aren't censored. Premium channels like HBO have been on that party train for some time, but cable has avoided it largely for advertising reasons. Until now, that is.
According to Indiewire, channels like Syfy and FX have been pushing the envelope when it comes to swearing, and here at Skin HQ, we've noticed the same thing with nudity. FX has always been the forerunner there, opting to show plenty of bare butts - since the days of Nip/Tuck, no less.
Now things are loosening up for other non-premium cable channels like Syfy too. If the goal is to keep up with streaming services - which it is, all revenue considered - we may start seeing even more nudity across the TV spectrum. Except on broadcast; the FCC is the FCC, after all.