So close to graduating, but short one P.E. credit. This is the fate facing Sue Heck…and how she deals with the crisis explains why the Wednesday, November 12th episode of ABC’s The Middle (8:00 p.m. ET) is the Best TV Show of the Week.Read more →
For being one of the bloodiest, most sexist, and most exploitative shows on TV, the Wednesday, November 12th episode of CBS’ Stalker (10:00 p.m. ET) deserves recognition for being the Worst TV Show of the Week. Read more →
Subscribers of basic cable are being bombarded with explicit, even pornographic, content – and are forced to pay for it. A prime example is the Tuesday, November 11th episode of FX’s Sons of Anarchy (10:00 p.m. ET), the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
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It’s not exactly unusual for the PTC to criticize Family Guy. It’s consistently among the most offensive programs on television, and it’s particularly problematic given the fact that it’s animated and consequently naturally appeals to kids. Much of Family Guy’s most shocking content has been chronicled by the PTC during...Read more →
Superhero and comic-book stories are wildly popular today. For being both fun and educational, ABC’s November 4th special Marvel: 75 Years from Pulp to Pop! is the Best TV Show of the Week. Read more →
“The following program is rated TV-MA LSV. It contains strong language, sexual situations, violence, and nudity.”
With a warning like that, is it any wonder that the Wednesday, November 5th episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (10:00 p.m. ET)is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week?Read more →
For unbelievably graphic sexual language and gory violence, Fox’s Family Guy is the Worst TV Show of the Week.
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Today The Parents Television Council released its annual list of “Best and Worst TV Advertisers,” which catalogues companies based on the television content they chose to underwrite with their media dollars over the past year.
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Filled with excitement, action, humor, positive family values, and genuine moral lessons, the Parents Television Council is delighted to award Disney’s Big Hero 6 with the PTC Seal of Approval®. The PTC recommends this movie for all viewers over age five.Read more →
Like millions of others, were you watching It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown with your family last Thursday night?
If so, ABC had a rude and unexpected surprise waiting for you immediately after the end of the show: graphic sex in the very next scene. PTC President...Read more →
Here is my challenge to you. Tomorrow night when the neighborhood children come trick-or-treating at your door, keep a tally of how many of those children are dressed as one of the characters from the Disney film Frozen, then post the number in the...Read more →
CBS has rewarded it’s ultra-violent torture porn series Stalker – by ordering more episodes of the show, enough to fill out the season.Read more →
Naomi Schaefer Riley has an excellent piece over at the NY Post, highlighting some of the vulgarities masquerading as “family shows.”
“Mom” has its humorous moments, but this is one “family” sitcom you’d never watch with your family. And it’s hardly alone. The premiere of “The Millers” last year included an extended conversation...Read more →
“I just had afternoon sex with a sophomore whose last name I couldn’t remember.” So opened the October 14th episode of MTV’s Awkward (10:00 p.m. ET), which for obvious reasons is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
Earlier this week, the entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight addressed the increasingly risqué sexual content on television. PTC President Tim Winter was invited on to share the concerns and frustrations felt by millions of parents across the country at prime-time television’s increasing hostility to family audiences....Read more →
A new scientific study demonstrates that viewing scenes of extreme sex or violence in media makes viewers more tolerant of such content – and more lenient in allowing children to see it.Read more →
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 →