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...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 →
As reported today at Breitbart News, “A&E’s fyi channel has just announced something called ‘Seven Year Switch,’ the premise of which is that couples get bored, sexually and otherwise, seven years into their marriage and need a change.” You can read the full story...Read more →
Jayne Meadows Allen, actress, raconteur, and widow of the PTC’s Honorary Chairman Emeritus Steve Allen, died earlier this week. The PTC honors her memory.Read more →
The Parents Television Council lauded the news that Comcast has stopped plans to merge with Time Warner Cable (TWC).
“Families and consumers have won this battle. If Comcast and TWC had merged, it would have created a giant with enormous control over nearly half of...Read more →
Several favorite family-friendly series from the past are receiving sequels on TV today.Read more →
A tale of a little boy who prays for his father’s safe return from World War II – and the moral lessons the boy learns along the way — Little Boy is a dramatic and deeply moving story of family, friendship, and the power of faith.
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The family-friendly film Little Boy contains only mild wartime violence, no profanity, no sex, and is filled with positive, family-friendly messages; but it has been rated PG-13 — the same rating as movies containing far more extreme content.Read more →
Even with hundreds of channels on cable TV to choose from, parents often ask, “Where are shows safe for my children?” The PTC has the answer. Read more →
The Parents Television Council called WE tv’s decision to take its live sex show, “Sex Box,” off the air after only airing five episodes a victory for its members and other concerned citizens who signed a national petition against the show.Read more →
Before the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger can be implemented in California, it must be approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission. Speaking before the California PUC earlier this week, PTC President Tim Winter pointed out the way the two cable giants have openly defy the law.Read more →
PTC, Pro-Family and Consumer Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of a Review
LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2015) – The Parents Television Council, and on behalf of other pro-family and consumer groups, submitted an amicus brief in support of a review of “Fischer, et al....Read more →
For unbelievably vile sexual content and foul language the March 30th presentation of the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber (10:00 p.m.) is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
For graphic and grisly violence, the Monday, April 6th episode of Fox’s The Following (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) is the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
The creator of FX’s animated spy series Archer has admitted the obvious: the cartoon is pornographic. And every cable and satellite subscriber in America is paying for it. Read more →
In celebration of the holiday, a number of excellent programs for families are airing this week.Read more →
Viewers are growing disenchanted with the fast-food chain’s racy ads. Read more →
A new “entertainment” series about the notorious murderer begins on NBC May 28.Read more →