Apple is reportedly doing an original scripted TV show with Dr. Dre and it will have 'no shortage of violence and sex'

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Apple has bankrolled a scripted TV series starring Dr. Dre, The Hollywood Reporter reported on Friday.

The show is currently called Vital Signs and it will star Beats co-founder Dr. Dre. Six 30-minute episodes have reportedly been ordered, and all will be released in one batch.

The show is described as a "dark drama" and will depict violence and sex, an unusual step for Apple, which has cultivated a "PG" reputation through what kinds of content it permits on its iTunes store and App Store. For example, Beats 1, Apple's online radio station, bleeps out curse words. A scene filmed earlier this week reportedly involves "simulated sex."

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It will be Apple's first original television show, and the report indicates that it will be distributed through Apple Music.

Apple has long been rumored to be putting together a streaming TV service, but CBS CEO Les Moonves implied those plans were on hold on Thursday.

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