Police step up patrols in light of swingers show

'Neighbors with Benefits' causing stir in Tri-State
Published: Mar. 12, 2015 at 3:33 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2015 at 3:48 AM EDT
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WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Police patrols in Hamilton Township are beefing up thanks to the 'Neighbors with Benefits' reality show set in the suburban community.

The show, which premiered Sunday night on A&E, revolves around couples exploring the self-proclaimed swinger lifestyle.

Community leaders claim the show could put an unwanted spotlight on the area and are heightening police presence as a precautionary measure.

The controversial show is condemned by some Hamilton Township residents who called for a boycott of its advertisers. The group One Million Moms implored A&E to cancel the show altogether.

Critics echo that sour sentiment, with Variety TV Columnist Brian Lowry describing a scene of the show as "manufactured drama."

"Even if the audience suspends disbelief, the benefits associated with watching this show are barely worth getting out of — or for that matter, into — bed over," Lowry writes.

The series follows at least four 'swinger' couples and one monogamous couple, a release from the network states.

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