NBC risks parental blowback with 'The Slap'

February 12, 2015 1:01 PM

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Parental discipline has long been a familiar subject in the living room, the classroom and even, in the case of a certain NFL player, the courtroom.

What it has rarely been is the stuff of mainstream entertainment. The issue has an everyday relatability, yet broadcast networks tend to treat the topic of a misbehaving child as the stuff of comedy — if they treat it at all.

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