Time to retitle the thread, apparently:
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Kristen Chenoweth Says 'Good Christian Belles' (Formerly 'Bitches') Highlights Struggles of Bible Belt Women
Since picking up the show for its Fall lineup, the network has changed the name to “Good Christian Belles,” but its star Kristen Chenoweth wasn’t sure whether or not the mounting criticism prompted ABC to go from 'bitches' to 'belles.'
“I work for ABC, but I’m not an executive, so I’m not sure why the name was changed,” she told FOX411’s Pop Tarts “I’m not sure what went into that decision.”
Nonetheless, Chenoweth is confident American audiences will get into the characters, and that the dramedy – brought to life by famed “Sex and the City” and “90210” executive producer Darren Star – will give unique insight into religious communities.
“It takes place in the Bible belt in Dallas, in a world that we haven’t seen on TV a lot, which is church. That’s really just a little part of it, it’s about real women and the things they struggle with, the demons they fight, just like with anybody, with any religion, with people in general,” she continued. “It deals with how their faith, they feel, can let them down, pump them up—you’ll see all these different characters going through stuff. There’s a lot of humor there. It’s also very hopeful. Faith is a question that a lot of people question. We’ll see. I think it’s very special.” . . .
FoxNews.com, June 18