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James Purefoy as serial killer Joe Carroll confronts his next victim in the "Welcome Home" episode of "The Following." A study of 392 prime-time scripted programs on broadcast networks shown in the month following Vice President Joe Biden's January meeting with entertainment industry executives revealed that 193 had some incident of violence, according to the Parents Television Council. (AP Photo/Fox, David Giesbrecht)

James Purefoy as serial killer Joe Carroll confronts his next victim in the "Welcome Home" episode of "The Following." A study of 392 prime-time scripted programs on broadcast networks shown in the month following Vice President Joe Biden's January meeting with entertainment industry executives revealed that 193 had some incident of violence, according to the Parents Television Council. (AP Photo/Fox, David Giesbrecht)

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