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Fox won't reshoot 'Dads' pilot despite protest over racial jokes
Fox won't reshoot 'Dads' pilot despite protest over racial jokes

Weeks before its premiere, "Dads", Fox's new comedy about two adult sons dealing with their aging fathers, continues to be shrouded in controversy due to jokes in the pilot that many critics claim are racially offensive. But despite the furor, Fox executives and producers of the show are refusing to change any of the elements or dialogue in the pilot, and have turned down a request from an Asian American watchdog group to reshoot what it called "problematic" scenes in the show. "This is a show that will be evocative and will poke at stereotypes and bigotries -- sometimes through over-the-top, ridiculous situations," said a letter written by Kevin...

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