Sci-fi ‘Wave’ on M-Net means nude awakening

South African feevee net moves show to later slot

JOHANNESBURG — South African pay TV station M-Net got a shock when it discovered the U.S.-made sci-fi series “First Wave,” which it had secured for primetime viewing, turned out to have nude scenes.

The channel was forced to move the series to a later slot thanks to the sex scenes, which, although not explicit, contain enough nudity to be unsuitable for primetime, said M-Net program publicity manager Grant Bushby.

Deemed inappropriate

“It is provocative but not erotic,” he said. “However, M-Net felt it was inappropriate for earlier viewers.”

He said M-Net buyers usually view a pilot before buying a series, but bought “First Wave” on the name of Francis Ford Coppola, who exec produces the show.

It was only after the first episode was viewed that programmers discovered it couldn’t be shown in the favored primetime slot.

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