Brad Bushman is a professor of communication and psychology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bushman is well-known for his many studies of the effects of violent video games and other violent media on increased aggression in children. Recently, Dr. Bushman and others...Read more →
One of the world’s largest media conglomerates has threatened to pull out of the Canadian market if the government there goes through with plans to unbundle cable television programming.
Let’s think this through for a minute: Viacom owns more...Read more →
Sophia Bush, star of the TV series Chicago P.D. recently shared her story of being stalked and harassed by someone on Twitter.
For the past few months I have been harassed to the point of sheer horror by an online stalker. This person has taken to harassing...Read more →
LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2014) – The Parents Television Council is warning parents and advertisers about tonight’s premiere of CBS’ “Stalker,” which opens with a graphically violent scene featuring a woman being tortured and murdered, and will presumably...Read more →
Sunday night, the FOX broadcast network aired a highly promoted Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode, and the results for the network are mixed, at best. During the program, FOX aired a tasteless and inappropriate joke about rape, that the PTC warned parents and advertisers about last...Read more →
Audiences want — and deserve — more clean, high-quality entertainment.Read more →
Earlier this week, CBS Corporation President and CEO Les Moonves, gave the firmest indication to date that his company plans to offer Showtime as an “over-the-top” service, meaning that subscribers could access the channel over the internet without being forced to purchase an expensive...Read more →
While not ideal, the new fall TV season shows signs of improvement over the recent past.Read more →
ABC is the final broadcast network to present some of the network’s new fall TV shows at PaleyFest, and the Parents Television Council has the latest!
In good news, the PTC says that “Black-ish” and “Cristela” look promising for families, and should make for shows that don’t...Read more →
Black-ish deals with serious questions of assimilation and race – but does so in the format of a family-friendly comedy.Read more →
Cristela Alonzo’s self-titled sitcom brings positive family comedy back to TV. Read more →
In Manhattan Love Story, viewers hear the lead characters’ thoughts – but they’re not worth thinking about.Read more →
Selfie tells a My Fair Lady story in today’s social media-obsessed world.Read more →
Catching murderers is easier if you can’t die.Read more →
NBC’s new fall TV shows are next up in the Parents Television Council’s coverage of PaleyFest.
So what’s worth watching for families on NBC this fall?
The PTC reviewed “A to Z,” which may not necessarily appeal to children, but appears to have “little objectionable content.” In addition,...Read more →
The “romantic comedy” Marry Me has no genuine warmth or realistic dialogue…but does contain insults and profanity galore.Read more →
Constantine features levels of violence and horror that are hellish – literally.Read more →
Sincere and warm-hearted, this series tells the story of a romance…from A to Z.Read more →
Murder mystery? Romantic soap opera? Over-the-top family sitcom? Gritty cop drama? The Mysteries of Laura is all of these – but ends up being less than the sum of its parts.Read more →
In the continuing coverage of PaleyFest, today our focus shifts to FOX Broadcasting’s new fall shows. The Parents Television Council’s
special correspondent Christopher Gildemeister has written several reviews about some of the new shows on FOX to help families decide what shows might be worth watching.
The PTC...Read more →
Mixing off-the-wall comedy, teen soap opera, and serious drama, Red Band Society is the fall’s most challenging and unusual new show.Read more →
Gotham gives viewers a world filled with Batman’s sadistic villains – but no Batman.Read more →
The murder mystery Gracepoint is devoted to characters, conspiracies, and clues, not sexual or violent content.Read more →
Fox’s Mulaney is a nearly perfect copy of Seinfeld – except that it isn’t funny.Read more →
The CW and CBS showcased a few of their upcoming new fall TV shows over the weekend, and the Parents Television Council’s special correspondent Christopher Gildemeister has given parents the inside scoop on what shows may – or may not – be good for their...Read more →