‘The Good Fight’ Creators on What ‘Nasty Things’ CBS Let Them Keep for the Broadcast Version of Season 1

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“Good Fight” duo Robert and Michelle King were able to keep some of the “nasty things” from the CBS All Access series when editing down the first season for its run on the broadcast network this summer.

“CBS was sympathetic because the point was the controversial language, you know? It wasn’t secondary, it was really the point,” Robert King told Vulture. King was specifically talking about the sixth episode of the season, which deals with online hate speech. “We were surprised that we were able to get some language that is intended to be offensive.”

In terms of editing out the curse words, the Kings said it was simple audio drop-out, like they do on “Survivor.” But keeping some of the specific terms — “porch monkey” and “kike” for example — was done so it wouldn’t dilute the entire message of the episode, which is being critical of that kind
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