Disturbing scenes that had to be cut for TV
An episode of television goes through three stages before it's seen by viewers: first it's written, then it's filmed, and then it's edited. And after all this, it's still possible you won't ever see it—particularly if it's excessively violent, sexual, or both. Often, various versions of scenes are made, but sometimes, they're just cut completely if there's no way to negotiate the material. Here are some memorable examples of scenes that were eliminated from shows for being too disturbing—or even led to an episode being banned altogether.