By Karyn L. Barr
Updated December 06, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST

Q Survivor‘s visit-from-the-loved-ones episode Nov. 25 cut away from Ami’s and Scout’s reunions with their same-sex partners. Why no kisses?

A ”I’d be an idiot not to notice both the way the country voted and the backlash from the FCC that came off of Janet Jackson’s [Super Bowl debacle],” admits exec producer Mark Burnett, who says CBS wasn’t involved. ”I wanted to protect my franchise and didn’t think it was right to show both lesbian kisses at 8 o’clock. I can’t be any more honest than that, can I?” Nope.