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This is an incomplete (and constantly growing) list of television series that have been censored.

Disney XD Edit

  • Naruto Shippuden - The show was censored due to the network wanting a PG-TV rating.
  • Yo-Kai Watch - Some scenes were changed in order to make it more family friendly.

Discovery ChannelEdit

  • Colony - Strong language is bleeped out in the TV broadcast.

Tokyo MXEdit

  • Akame ga Kill - Scenes that showed strong violence, gore or blood was censored with black bars on the TV broadcast this was done in order to make it less violent.
  • Deadman Wonderland - Scenes that blood or gore were covered up by black bars. Strong language and nudity were censored in order to make it less offensive.
  • Tokyo Ghoul - Scenes that showed strong violence, gore or blood was censored with black bars this was done on the TV broadcast in order to make it less violent.

HBO Edit

Starz Edit

  • Black Sails - When the ploit was realsed on youtube it was censored in order to get a TV-14 rating. Strong language and nudity was removed from that version the DVD and TV broadcast had it uncensored.
  • Spartacus - Some nudity was removed and some of the more graphic sex scenes was cut from the TV broadcast version, but it was added back in the Blu-ray.

AMC Edit

  • Breaking Bad- Nudity was censored on the TV broadcast was removed in order to get a TV-14 rating, the F-word was also censored. This was latter added back into the show on the DVD release.
  • Preacher - The F-word was censored, it is uncensored on the DVD release, Blu-ray release, iTunes, and amazon video.

Comedy Central Edit

  • Drawn Together - Nudity and strong language was censored on the TV broadcast, the DVD is uncensored.
  • Futurama - Strong language is censored on both the TV broadcast and the DVD, was censored in order to get a TV-14 rating.
  • Reno 911! - Strong language are bleeped out on the TV broadcast, but the DVD is uncensored.
  • South Park - The f-word is censored, and in episode 201 the image of Muhammad. Strong language on the dvd's are uncensored, but the image is muhammad is censored on both the TV and the DVD.

Syfy Edit

  • Akria - Nudity is censored and strong language are censored.
  • Battlestar Galatica - Some scenes were removed from the TV broadcast due to time constraints.
  • Bitten - Nudity is censored on the TV broadcast, the DVD is uncensored, it order to get a TV-14 rating.
  • Caprica -  Nudity and violence is censored in the pilot order to get a TV-14 rating the dvd has it uncensored.
  • Continuum - Strong language is censored on the TV, the DVD and netflix are uncensored.
  • Ghost in Shell - Nudity and strong language was censored when it aired on the Saturday anime block when it was the sci fi channel.
  • Spartacus - Nudity was censored on the TV broadcast.
  • Stargate SG-1 - Nudity was removed and violence was tonned down in order to get a TV-14 rating. It is uncensored on the DVD's.
  • The Magicians - The TV broadcast censors strong language.
  • The Expanse - The TV broadcast censors strong language, it is uncensored on the blu-ray.

Kids' WB Edit

  • Pokemon- Some episodes were banned from television.

CBSEdit

  • Dexter - The show was censored in order to air with a TV-14 rating, bloody images were cut, nudity was removed, strong language was censored, and sexual situations. The F-word was changed to frickin and mother lover.
  • Without a Trace - One of  the episodes had a teen orgy though there was no nudity in the episode it was considered to explicit, the FCC fined CBS 3.6 million dollars due to showing indecent material.

Spike Edit

  • Afro Samurai- Strong anguage was comeplty removed from the TV broadcast, some blood and violence was removed, and some minor swear words was censored. The DVD version is uncensored.
  • Blade: The Series- The TV version was rated TV-14 but to achieve that rating many scenes were edited or removed, any scene with nudity, graphic violence or strong language were removed. Spike latter released a unrated edition on DVD's.
  • Cops- Nudity and strong language are censored, in order to get a TV-PG/TV-14 rating.
  • Ren and Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon- Strong language was bleeped out on TV broadcast, but the DVD is uncensored.
  • Stripperella- Nudity is blurred out on the TV broadcast, but it is uncensored on the DVD.

Fox Edit

  • American Dad- When American Dad was on FOX many of the episodes were censored due to the networks strict standards on language but its uncensored on DVD.
  • Bordertown (2016 TV Series)- Strong Language is bleeped out on TV.
  • Cops- Nudity and strong language are censored.
  • The Cleveland Show- Strong language is bleeped out on TV but the DVD is uncensored.
  • Family Guy- When Family Guy airs on fox many of the episodes are censored due to the networks strict standards on language. Some episodes were completely removed, one such episode was the abortion episode, but the DVD is uncensored.
  • Futurama- Strong Language is censored on both the tv broadcast and the dvd.
  • The X-Files- The episode Home was removed from the network, due to being rated TV-MA for graphic violence and blood and banned from television, but it's featured on DVD.

TBS Edit

  • American Dad- Nudity was censored and some sexual references and strong language was cut of the TV broadcast version in order to get a TV-14 rating. The word shit is was uncensored due to being on a different network, the dvd's are uncensored.

4Kids Edit

  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!- Some violence, achole use, guns, profanity, weapons and bathroom humor were cut.
  • Ojamjo Doremi - Violence, death and achole use were cut.
  • One Piece - Perhaps 4Kid's most notoriously censored title; it was heavily cut and modified to remove its dark elements and violence in order to get a TV-Y7-FV rating. Now that the show is owned by FUNimation, they releases the show uncut with a TV-14 rating.
  • Sonic X - Scenes of strong threat, mild profanity, and some cleavage was removed in order to get a TV-Y7-FV rating. Received an uncut subtitled release online with a TV-PG.
  • Yu-Gi-OH Duel Monsters - Any scenes that showed strong violence were toned down, any mention of death was removed from the show and replaced with different words to keep the show more family friendly, any scenes with wine were changed to juice, and all guns on the show were removed. The character outfits were modified to be more kid friendly. Due to these changes the show was rated TV-Y7-FV.

History ChannelEdit

  • Vikings- Violence and nudity were either toned down or completely removed to get a TV-14 rating. The uncensored Blu-Ray discs are rated TV-MA.

Cartoon Network USA Edit

  • Amazing World of Gumball - The show is cenaored in order to have a TV-Y7 rating.
  • Blue Dargon - Sexual references were removed, and some violence was censored in order to get a TV-Y7-FV rating.
  • Cow and Chicken - Sexual references and some crude language were cut.
  • Dexter's Laboratory- The episode rude removal was banned due to the use of swear words.
  • Dragon Ball  - All sexual references were removed some language was removed, the nudity on the show was censored, and the violence was toned down, blood was digital removed, and any mention of death was removed or altered.
  • Dragon Ball Z -Blood was removed, language was removed and any mention of death was removed from the show.
  • G-Force Guardians of Space - Violence was toned down.
  • Justice League Unlimited - The episode task force x ccould use the term suicide (despite the team being suicide squad)
  • Looney Tunes - Some episodes were removed from broadcast tv due to racism, some of the violence was removed in order to be more family friendly.
  • Mobile Suit Gundum- Nudity was censored.
  • Mobile Suit Gundum Seed- All sexual references were removed, cut any scene that showed the pilots in the cockpit before dying, any mention of drugs were cut, any mention of murder was removed, the words kill and die were removed and any scene that had blood were removed and any inappropriate language were removed.
  • Mobile Suit Gundum Wing- Some violence and language were cut, but it latter aired uncut on adult swim.
  • MGM Cartoons- Some episodes were removed from broadcast tv due to racism, some of the violence was removed in order to be more family friendly.
  • Naruto- Alcoholic drinks, mild language, mild sexual situations, and  blood and death remain but they were reduced. The uncensored dvd adds it back in.
  • Outlaw Star-Nudity was censored, violence was toned down, clothing was digititaly added in and altered, sexural themes were censored and one of the episodes was nothing aired due to sexural themes.
  • Pokemon- some episodes were banned from television.
  • Stoked!- Crude Language was removed.
  • Sailor Moon- Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were censored
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast- Strong language was bleeped out of the TV broadcast and some scenes were modfied in order to be more family friendy.
  • Tom and Jerry-  Some of the violence was removed in order to be more family friendly and some episodes were banned.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball - The TV show was censored in the usa in order to get a TV-Y7-FV rating, some of the violence was removed.
  • Total Drama Island- Crude language was censored and nudity was burled out, and sexual innuendo was cut.
  • Total Drama Action-Sexual innuendo and strong language was removed.
  • Total Drama World Tour-Sexual innuendo and strong language was removed.
  • Total Drama Revenage of the Island-Removed some references to other companies.
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race-Any reference to death was removed.
  • Voltron-Violence was tonned down, blood was digitally removed and any reference to death was removed.

Adult-Swim Edit

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Strong Language and nudity is censored, asshole was censored until season 3, shit was censored until season 10, The first six volumes are still censored but on the Volume 7 and Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 DVDs, the profanity is uncensored but the nudity is still censored.
  • Akria - Nudity is censored and f word are censored.
  • Black Lagoon - Nudity and the F word are censored on the show.
  • Blue Gender - The anime was censored in order to appeal to a boarder audience, nudity, sex and graphic violence were completely removed.
  • Check it out! with Dr. Steve Brule- Strong language and explicit dialogue is censored both on TV and DVD. Shit was censored at first, but it is uncensored after the first two seasons.
  • Code Geass- The nudity in the anime was removed.
  • Cowboy Bebop- Drug references were cut, crude language was removed and all sexual references were removed. Blood effects were so digitally removed.
  • Deadman Wonderland - Scenes with  nudity was censored and strong language was removed.
  • Ghost in Shell: Stand Along Complex - F word is censored
  • Inuyasha - Nudity and sexual innuendo were censored.
  • Kill La Kill - Nudity and sexual situations were censored.
  • Metalacolypse - Strong Language and Nudity is censored both on TV and the first two seasons on DVD, but it is uncensored on Seasons 3 and 4 on DVD and Blu-ray. Violence was also extended on the season 3 DVD as well.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion- Alcoholic drinks were cut, some characters were completely removed. Language was censored, nudity and sexual innuendo were removed from the usa broadcast.
  • Rick and Morty- Strong Language is censored on tv, but its uncensored on DVD/Blu-Ray. Shit is usually uncensored on TV, but some of it is censored.
  • Robot Chicken- Strong language such as fuck and cunt is bleeped out on TV but uncensored on DVD/Blu-Ray, asshole was censored until season 2, and shit was censored until season 7.
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast- Strong language was bleeped out on the TV, it remains censored on the DVD.
  • Samurai Champloo - Due ti the networks standards some language and nudity was cut.
  • Sailor Moon- Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were censored.
  • Sealab 2021- strong language were bleeped out in both tv and DVD.
  • Squidbillies- Strong language such as fuck is censored on both TV and DVD. Goddamn was censored until season 8 and Shit was censored until season 9.
  • The Boondocks- Strong language such as fuck is censored but its uncensored on DVD, Asshole was censored until season 2, Pussy was censored until season 3, and Shit is uncensored in season 4.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann- Nudity was censored.
  • Trigun-Strong language was cut, nudity was removed and violence was tonned down.

BBFC Edit

  • Angelic Layer- acommentary track was trimmed to remove the word 'retard' in order to receive a PG certificate.
  • Braceface- (volume 4) - A use of the word 'spaz' was removed in order to receive a PG certificate.
  • Gunbuster- (episode 2) - 36 seconds of sexualized nudity/imagery cut in order to receive a PG certificate.
  • Guyver- (episode 12) - Unknown 20 seconds of cuts made to receive a 15 certificate.
  • Lizzie McGuire- (volume 2) - Scenes of children electrocuting adults cut in order to receive a U certificate.
  • Street Fighter V- volumes 1 and 2) - Cuts made to strong violence in order to receive a 12 certificate.
  • Urusei Yatsura- (volume 4) - Scene involving nunchucks removed in order to receive a PG certificate.

Cartoon Network Australia Edit

  • Adventure Time- A number of episodes have received cuts for mild language, violence, and innuendo in order to receive a G rating.
  • Clareence - Violence was tonned down.
  • Regular Show- Crude language, sexual innuendo and any scene that has reckless behavior.
  • Sailor Moon- Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations were censored.
  • Steven Universe- Sexual innuedeno is cut and the violence is tonned down.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball- Unlike the usa's censorship (witch was only minor edits for the most part) the Australian censorship cuts out any scene that has suggestive dialog or violence.
  • The Looney Tunes Show-Some crude language was cut.

GameTap Edit

  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast- Strong Language was bleeped out on the internet, it remains censored on the website.

Amazon Insert Video Edit

  • Stargate SG-1- Nudity was removed, and the violence was tonned down in order to get a TV-14 rating.

NBC Edit

  • Hannibal- The episode was pulled from the network due to the episode having a teacher teaching students how to kill, and banned from television, it is on dvd release, blu-ray release, hulu, and itunes.

FX Edit

  • Archer- Nudity and strong lanuage are censored on the TV and the DVD's.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia- Strong language(F-word) are bleeped out in tv but the dvd is uncensored.

FXX Edit

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia- strong language are bleeped out in tv but the dvd is uncensored.

FSK (Germany) Edit

  • Bible Black- Cut further than necessarily from its uncensored hardcore adult version in order to receive a 16 rating.

KMRB (South Korea) Edit

  • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic- Season 1 was edited for a 15 rating.
  • Oreimo- Edited for a 15 rating.

Nickelodeon Edit

  • The Ren and Stimpy Show- Due to standards changing over time, scenes that were originally broadcast with a TV-Y7 rating have been edited in later reruns to maintain the same rating.
  • Rocko's Modern Life- Due to standards changing over time, scenes that were originally broadcast with a TV-Y7 rating have been edited in later reruns to maintain the same rating.

USA Network Edit

  • Burn Notice - Some scenes were cut due to the runtime.
  • Mr. Robot - Strong language is bleeped out on the TV broadcast.
  • Sailor Moon - Some blood was digitally removed, nudity was removed, and sexual situations was reduced.

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