Networks just want to have sex this fall
July 31, 2005, BY DOUG ELFMAN TELEVISION CRITIC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The upcoming NBC show "Inconceivable" is set in a fertility clinic where spermies party with lady eggs. This is not a sterile show. The pilot -- the planned first episode -- begins with a guy making use of porn in a back room. It ends with a woman sinking to her knees for a doctor. And an uncredited role on the show is portrayed by the depository cup.
The puritan complainers at the American Family Association must be dusting off their bonnets. But former "ER" actress Ming-Na laughs off the notion that sex is bad. Her character runs the clinic and, by the way, Ming-Na is pregnant right this second because she made love sort of recently.
"You know, you need sex to have the baby," Ming-Na says.