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Press Release

PTC Urges Fox to Move “Pitch” to Different Night

By: Kelly Oliver

Release Date: 10/5/2016

LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2016) – The Parents Television Council is urging Fox to consider moving its new sports drama, “Pitch,” to a different day and time to help ensure the show’s success. The PTC is also reaching out to advertisers to encourage support for the show.

“We are urging Fox to ensure that ‘Pitch’ hits a home run with families by airing it on a different night that doesn’t conflict with other family-oriented sports programming, such as NFL broadcasts. Families are hungry for TV shows that can be enjoyed by and are safe for the entire family, and ‘Pitch’ is a rare option in the TV universe that delightfully meets those criteria. And ‘Pitch’ offers an inspirational female lead character who instantly became a role model to children everywhere. Those are just a few of the reasons why we rated it one of the best new fall TV shows for families,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

“In addition, we are actively reaching out to advertisers to support ‘Pitch.’ We often contact advertisers to warn them of explicit programming, but ‘Pitch’ gives us a great reason to encourage support for positive programming. ‘Pitch’ is one show that advertisers can get behind without fear of alienating or angering consumers.”

The Parents Television Council® (www.parentstv.org) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media.

This national grassroots organization has more than 1.4 million members, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children.

The PTC™ also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

Visit the new PTC Watchdog Blog at www.parentstv.org/blog.

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To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Kelly Oliver at (703) 307-9404 or email at kelly@kellyoliverpr.com.