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We're having productive conversations with Twentieth, but we're a step shy of closing a deal.
We're very interested in making it work for us.
I think it's an incredibly bold and original show. And if only a small fraction of the loyal audience that's on Fox came to Showtime, it would be one of our highest-rated shows.
We felt that 'Sleeper Cell' is a special television event whose themes have never been more relevant than they are today.
I think it would be the equivalent of an X rating. And rather than try to figure out how to cut it and make it work for us, we decided it's probably better not to butcher Takashi's vision.
I think it would be the equivalent of an X rating if it were going in front of the MPAA.
Look, we're all for controversy and doing things that make people feel uncomfortable; it's a part of who we are.
It seemed like exactly the right thing for us. It was something that was inherently dangerous and edgy, and we had to approach it in the right way, but we never shied away from it.