Threesome Complaints May Only Help Gossip Girl
Parents Television Council likely to boost racy episode's ratings
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 11:14 AM CST
In this image released by The CW, a controversial print advertisement for the second season of "Gossip Girl," is shown.   (AP Photo/The CW, file)
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(Newser) – The CW might want to write a thank-you note to the Parents Television Council: All of its moaning about tonight’s Gossip Girl threesome is serving as free publicity for the show, which may just help boost its sagging ratings. No ads have been pulled and no affiliates are boycotting, the Los Angeles Times reports—and it may not be the only racy storyline to hit the show this season.

"We're not going to pull back," says a producer. "If anything, we'll be accelerating because we've gotten our footing with these characters being out of high school. The PTC may be writing a lot of letters this year,”