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Material that won't fly past censors on TV, not even with {{getting crap past the radar}}, so it's included on video releases, often in the DVDBonusContent. It can be used as [[AvoidTheDreadedGRating marketing ploy]] to sell more [=DVDs=].

Many {{ecchi}} anime that use {{censor steam}} will remove it for the DVD release.

So named because in [[TheNineties 1990s]], there were TV shows that sold VHS releases called "Show X: Too Hot for TV!", the likely trope namer being ''[[Series/TheJerrySpringerShow Jerry Springer]]''. In reality, the "hotness" was often restricted to a few extra swear words.

A SubTrope of DeletedScene.

Compare UnratedEdition, ThinkOfTheCensors, ExplicitContent.


[[folder: Advertising ]]
* Some of the controversial Confused.com adverts end up so racy the ASA won't allow them on TV, but they can be seen on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/CaraConfused the YouTube channel]].
* Implied with [=GoDaddy.com=]'s previous SuperBowlSpecial multi-year campaign, which involved ads which would cut to text advertising the website just as the ads were getting suggestive; the content on the website ended up being as tame as the broadcast commercials.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Averted for ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'', which was left censored for unknown reasons. Then the studio complained about low sales.
* The anime of ''Manga/DearS'' had Episode 9.5, which was not televised (it's a HotSpringsEpisode in an already extremely {{ecchi}} series, draw your own conclusions). It was released as DVDBonusContent.
* Episode 26 of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', the aptly-titled "Going Too Far". Numerous aspects of it, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking including its running time]], were designed to make the episode ''not'' get past the Japanese broadcast standards authority.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': Because of airing on an early timeslot, a lot of the action and risque shots had a guy holding up a sign saying "Can not show", and all {{shout out}}s were done this way as well.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' - technically, as the English dub of the anime can be purchased on DVD and was watched on Time Warner's Anime on Demand channel, so aside from those things, it is otherwise too hot for TV.
* ''VisualNovel/HoshizoraEKakaruHashi''. Except Ayumu. [[DoubleStandard His nudity is left untouched]], despite being clearly used for "fanservice". Non-shota fans were unamused to say the least.
* ''Manga/OniiChanNoKotoNankaZenzenSukiJanainDakaraNe'': In the same situation as Manga/RosarioToVampire censors are completely arbitrary.
** The DVD release seems to show most of the arbitrary ones were actually hiding cameltoe. Still doesn't justify censoring ''feet''...
** And the manga as well was uncensored in its tankobon release.
* An example caused by TooSoon instead of raciness: ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' had its 11th episode censored to remove references to rocks falling and hurting people as well as evacuation scenes in response to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. The 10th episode, which aired just 12 hours before the earthquake, already gave a taste of what would happen. This is even after an embargo for 6 weeks. Internet broadcasts have included these scenes and they will most likely be on the [=DVDs=].
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': The censors are completely arbitrary, as some scenes get censored and other more racy scenes are not.
** Early in the manga for Season 2, there is a scene where Kurumu has to distract Tsukune, who has been possessed by a minor villain. She does this by opening her shirt and showing Tsukune her breasts. In the original Japanese manga, they are completely uncensored with no BarbieDollAnatomy. However, in the translated official U.S. release, she is wearing a lacy bra.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': Most gag censors stayed. However, there are a few that flat out say "Censored for broadcast" that were removed in the [=DVDs=].
* ''Seikon no Qwaser''. Unless you view web broadcasts a week later. [[TakeAThirdOption Or the Blu-rays]].
* The [=DVDs=] for ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' cranks the {{fanservice}} UpToEleven with some uncensoring. However, the BBFC gave the Season 1 DVD the incredibly lenient rating of 12, despite the censored version being TV-MA. Can you find the logic? [[spoiler:MoneyDearBoy]].

* Inverted by the network TV cut of ''Film/{{Jaws 2}}'', which had material that had been cut to avoid getting an R-rating re-inserted to add running time.
* Of course, ''Film/BasicInstinct'' is already too "hot" to be shown on anything but premium channels, but director Paul Verhoeven cut about 45 seconds of the most explicit sex scenes out of the original to avoid an NC-17 rating. An uncut version was later made available in a DVD release.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Dating show-cum-PointAndLaughShow ''Blind Date'' put out several of these collections. Lots of low, low, low points... and quite a few high points that actually made for halfway decent porn.
* The last 30 seconds or so from the end of the ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' episode "Smashed" were cut off for being to "porn-y".
* ''Series/{{COPS}}'' was one of the shows that had the trope name as bonus videos. So was ''Jerry Springer''.
* Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou did this with VHS in the 1990s. One was entitled "The Pirate Video". With the cast dressed as pirates on the front cover, natch.
* The ''Series/MockTheWeek'' [=DVDs=] are named ''Too Hot for TV'' and are largely material which Creator/TheBBC considered inappropriate for TV. There are now three such [=DVDs=], each running for about three hours.
* ''Series/MrShow'' spoofed this with "The Car Wash Change Thief Action Squad", an investigative reporting show, having an ad for the THFTV version.
* For the DVD release of ''TV Funhouse'' (the Comedy Central incarnation), uncensored audio tracks were included, but the original recordings were no longer available; lines were partially rerecorded to add the cursing back in (this makes it a borderline case of KeepCirculatingTheTapes, along with the missing Globetrotters segment).
* ''Series/TheWhitestKidsUKnow'' took this to a ridiculous extreme, showing pixellated breasts with no justification except to say, "Buy the [=DVDs=]; this part won't be censored!" The funny thing is IFC shows those scenes uncensored.
* Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway had "Too Hot For Whose Line?," featuring some of the show's raunchier material. These were still aired on ABC, but with the "Too Hot" tag to indicate the less-than-family-friendly content.

* ''The Best of the Rejection Collection: 293 Cartoons That Were Too Dumb, Too Dark, or Too Naughty for Magazine/TheNewYorker''.

[[folder:New Media]]
* Parodied by ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/39114 "C-SPAN Releases Too Hot For C-SPAN! Video"]].

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* During the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] released ''Banned in Canada'', a tape consisting of material unfit to air on Canadian broadcasts of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]''.

* ''Radio/TheBobAndTomShow'' parodied this with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vobd2qDpzU Mr. Obvious: Too Hot for Radio]]!"

* Parodied in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' if you place Ulala with Haken and Kaguya: Haken suggests that Ulala interview [[GagBoobs Kaguya]], which causes Ulala to muse that the censors probably won't allow her to show it.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' include a lot of scenes that couldn't air on TV (including an uncensored English audio track as part of the language selection).
* Is the motive why Minerva Mink, an anthropomorphic sexy mink, has little screentime in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Censors found her cartoons too hot and scrapped them, but kept the character.
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' also. There are also a large number of deleted or extended sequences included with all three seasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has lots of swear words and alternate scenes that were too offensive to air on American network TV put on DVD, often in the episode proper.
** The episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" was considered this by Fox execs, but not Creator/AdultSwim. (The AS version of the episode changed one of Peter's lines in a song.)
** "Partial Terms of Endearment" was considered too controversial to air on American TV at all.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' also unbleeps the swear words on DVD.
* This trope was also parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** The later DVD and Blu-ray sets remove most of the bleeps. Sometimes Ike's dialogue is left bleeped, but that's because he's sometimes voiced by a child actor, so they're not really bleeping a dirty word.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a VHS released in the UK under this title, including episodes claimed too violent or racy to show in the UK.[[note]]In reality, two of the episodes - "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" and "Treehouse of Horror IX" - aired in the UK just fine, and "Natural Born Kissers" was delayed by only a few months. The only truly 'controversial' episode on the set was "The Cartridge Family", which had yet to air in the UK at the time (and would not do so for several years until after the video came out) as it was banned by Sky One. When the BBC got the rights they had no qualms about showing it uncut, and Sky followed suit when the episode returned to them.[[/note]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'s full frontal performances are exhibited in full on the series' DVD release.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' has done this on DVD releases restoring nudity that was censored in the original broadcast. For both genders. Some previously bleeped language was restored too.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' does the same thing.