A brief segment from the season three finale of “The Good Fight” was deemed inappropriate for broadcast.
CBS All Access has censored a segment of an animated short featured in the drama series after a reported back-and-forth with showrunners Robert and Michelle King, per The New Yorker.
Last Thursday’s episode of “The Good Fight” featured a 90-second animated short accompanied by a song called “Banned in China”. The song’s lyrics touch on how “The Good Wife” was banned in China and how American studios censor content to cater to international markets.
“We had concerns with some subject matter in the episode’s animated short,” CBS All Access said in a statement. “This is the creative solution that we agreed upon with the producers.”
The Kings reportedly threatened to abandon the series entirely if a solution could not be reached with CBS All Access. The husband-and-wife creative duo had asked for the “CBS has censored this content” card to play over-top the entire 90-second sequence. That did not happen.
The resolution comes at an important time for CBS and the Kings. Their new show “Evil” is expected to be a top contender to be picked up by CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The Good Fight” concluded with Thursday’s episode and has been renewed for season four.