If there were ever a TV Sponsorship Hall of Shame, the four companies most deserving of recognition would have to be Gap, Red Bull, YUM Brands, T-Mobile.
If there’s a program that other advertisers won’t go near, you can bet one or more of those...Read more →
The Parents Television Council is calling on A&E to offer a refund to cable subscribers who do not want to subsidize its FYI network, which will be premiering Seven Year Switch, a program featuring couples switching spouses and that will presumably encourage adultery, and which...Read more →
This story about a former Marine Corps dog, and how he helps a disgruntled slacker boy grow into a man, is filled with action, suspense, and quality characterization,while being deeply respectful toward Christianity, patriotism, and America’s military.Read more →
McDonald’s loves Family Guy in America. But in Canada, it’s a different story. Read more →
First Stalker and The Following got the ax, now Hannibal — it’s pretty clear that audiences have little interest in shows that glorify psychopathic killers. And yet the networks keep cranking them out. What gives?
In announcing the cancellation, The Hollywood Reporter...Read more →
If you listen to TV industry executives about what it is that viewers want to see you’d get a picture that’s far different from reality.
A new report released this week by Digitalsmiths reveals that when viewers were asked to list channels they couldn’t live...Read more →
In honor of Father’s Day, Minute Maid, a subsidiary to Coca-Cola, made a commercial reminding fathers that “you’re doing better than you think.”Read more →
In celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, here is the PTC’s shortlist of our favorite current TV dads.Read more →
Last week, McDonald’s hired former White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs to act as Global Chief Communications Officer.
PTC Advisory Board Member Gary Lesser sent a letter to Gibbs, reminding him of the strong stance the administration he once represented took against sexual assault on college...Read more →
For ultra-graphic gore inappropriate for a mass audience, the Thursday, June 11th episode of NBC’s Hannibal (10:00 p.m. ET) is the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
Coleman Luck is a Hollywood screenwriter, television producer, and a member of the PTC’s Advisory Board. Recently, Luck discussed the current state of TV – and the fact that television writers almost never consider the effect their stories may have on the audience.Read more →
For pushing graphic sexual dialogue and profanity into every home with pay-TV, the Wednesday, June 3rd episode of VH1’s Walk of Shame Shuttle (9:30 p.m. ET) deserves recognition for being the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
Last Sunday, Fox Broadcasting premiered its animated cartoon, Golan the Insatiable, and by doing so, exposed nearly a half a million children to very explicit content.
As such, we are calling on Fox Broadcasting to move this cartoon out of primetime, and are asking advertisers to reconsider their sponsorship of this...Read more →
Last Sunday night, the Fox broadcast network premiered their new cartoon Golan the Insatiable – a program featuring explicit violence, sexual content, sadistic imagery, and child protagonists, which is aimed at child viewers.Read more →
For celebrating the lives of American heroes, and providing educational, inspirational, and family-friendly programming that uplifts the human spirit, the Parents Television Council is proud to award Brush of Honor with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM.Read more →
Disney’s new film is an action-packed teen adventure with an intelligent plot and a powerful message about the power of media…and the importance of hope. Read more →
Most Americans would agree that rape is not a laughing matter – but those in the entertainment industry feel differently. In the last week, there have been several examples of violent sexual assault of women and children on TV …and the TV networks have...Read more →
In a new research report about Fox Broadcasting’s Family Guy, the Parents Television Council found a disturbing and increasing pattern of jokes on the show about sexually abusing children. In fact, 79 percent of all the sexually violent scenes that aired on the primetime broadcast...Read more →
Parents Television Council Issues Urgent Call to McDonald’s to Change TV Sponsorship Practices
The Parents Television Council issued an urgent call to McDonald’s to stop sponsoring TV programming with jokes about sexually exploiting children, and is urging its members to contact the...Read more →
For the last few seasons, graphically violent programs about serial killers have enjoyed a boom on broadcast TV. Recently, some networks have cancelled such shows…but sadly, other networks are jumping on the murder bandwagon.Read more →
To those who grew up in the 1970s, The Muppet Show was a beloved family-friendly series suitable for the entire family. Now, ABC plans to bring the Muppets back…in what it is calling a “ more adult” format.Read more →
There’s more good news to report on the Cable Choice front.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released late last week confirms that “77 percent of U.S. adults said they would like ‘a la carte’ pricing’ which would allow consumers to pick...Read more →
For desensitizing viewers to sickening concepts, the Tuesday, April 28th episode of CW’s iZombie (9:00 p.m. ET) is the Worst TV Show of the Week.Read more →
In honor of the PTC’s 20th anniversary and of Mother’s Day, we present, in no particular order, the 20 top broadcast TV moms of the last 20 years.
TV moms have changed over the decades. On television today we seldom see the idealized mothers of generations past; whose hair was always perfectly coiffed, whose clothes...Read more →
The latest film in the Marvel super-hero franchise is an exciting action blockbuster, but contains violence and language inappropriate for younger children. Read more →