February 21, 2017  
Home > News > TV

'The Big Bang Theory' and 'The Good Wife' Banned in Chinese

April 28, 2014 (2:35 am) GMT
'NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service' and 'The Practice' are also among American TV shows which Chinese government asks to be removed from video streaming websites.
'The Big Bang Theory' and 'The Good Wife' Banned in Chinese

Chinese government has once again limited its citizens' access to American entertainment. The Associated Press reports that authorities have banned four popular TV shows from video streaming websites in the Asian country.

A spokeswoman for Youku confirms that it has received notification to remove hit sitcom "", legal drama "", popular crime drama "" and legal drama "The Practice". Among all four series, Youku only offered "The Good Wife".

A senior manager at another site says it received the order to "clean their website" last week. The manager reveals that in addition to those four American TV series, video streaming websites are asked not to show a Chinese slapstick miniseries made by Sohu.

It's unclear why Chinese authorities ask websites not to show those American programs, though they usually ban programs which are deemed too salacious or violent or which infringe copyright laws. Previously, the government banned movies "", "" and "" in the country.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Priscilla Presley's Taking Care of Lisa Marie Presley's Twin Girls Amid Nasty Custody Battle
  2. Pregnant Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Covers Baby Bump in Trench Coat on Lunch Date With Jason Statham
  3. Fergie Shows Off Pert Derriere in Cheeky Instagram Picture
  4. George Clooney Finally Opens Up About Amal's Pregnancy
  5. Adele Named Top Music Legend of the Future
  6. Taron Egerton Is Seen Filming 'Robin Hood: Origins' in Croatia
  7. Possible 'Jurassic World 2' Plot Details Revealed
  8. 'Sherlock' Could Get Axed, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman's Busy Schedules Are to Blame