This past Friday, while an emotionally disturbed young man was on a murderous rampage on the grounds of the University of California’s Santa Barbara campus, NBC was showing a man being disemboweled by a serial killer, and a woman’s throat being graphically slit open for “entertainment.”
Haven’t we seen enough real-life bloodshed and senseless violence? Why,...Read more →
The summer movie season rolls on with two major releases this coming weekend, Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Maleficent is Disney’s reimagining of the villain of 1959’s Sleeping Beauty fame, and while the trailers indicate there may be...Read more →
Main Line Parent published our “Tips for Watching TV with Your Kids,” a summary of which appears below. For the full article, visit http://mainlineparent.com/2014/05/6-steps-to-smart-tv-time-for-kids/.
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Last week we told you about Family Guy‘s bizarre fixation with child sex abuse. This week, the writers of Family Guy doubled-down on the offensive content with an art exhibit featuring pictures of hundreds of babies in suggestive situations, and Quagmire performing an inappropriate magic act at a children’s birthday party.
Quagmire: (subtitled) Hey, can...Read more →
ABC has announced that it will be moving its graphic drama Grey’s Anatomy into the Family Hour next fall. When asked about the move, ABC President Paul Lee said showing explicit content when children are in the audience is “much less relevant than it...Read more →
The annual “upfronts” – during which TV networks announce their fall schedules and meet with advertisers to hammer out sponsorship deals – are occurring this week. From them came the welcome news that some of broadcast TV’s most offensive new series have been cancelled.Read more →
For decades, broadcast TV scheduling has been a constant. But now, the Fox Broadcasting network is changing the way networks program – and viewers watch – TV.Read more →
Based on the 2011 R-Rated movie starring Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher is TV’s latest bad sitcom. Airing at 9:30 Eastern and Pacific (only 8:30 Central and Mountain), the premise is that Meredith, an attractive and self-centered woman was recently dumped by her rich husband,...Read more →
Brian Lowry is TV columnist for the entertainment industry trade magazine Variety. In a recent column, Lowry ripped apart the Fox broadcast network’s sick serial killer drama The Following — and agreed with the PTC that Fox incorrectly rates the program as appropriate for 14 year olds.Read more →
Summer is usually the time when Hollywood releases most of its films for children, in hopes of luring flocks of kids to the theater. But not this summer.Read more →
Hollywood has been dogged by stories of rampant and wide-spread child sex abuse for years. Former child actor Corey Feldman has spoken openly about the abuse he and his late friend and former co-star Corey Haim suffered when they were just starting out. Said...Read more →
Earlier this week it was announced that a number of major corporations like Kia and Red Bull had pulled their sponsorship from the LA Clippers in light of the racist statements allegedly made and caught on tape by team owner Donald Sterling.
Those corporations made the right decision to protect their brand name and image...Read more →
With the broadcast upfronts (where the networks announce their fall schedules) less than two weeks away, speculation has already begun about which shows will be renewed and which will be dropped. Don’t be surprised if the struggling new CBS sitcom Friends with Better Lives...Read more →
As cable prices soar, more and more people are abandoning traditional pay TV.Read more →
Spider-Man returns this weekend in this dark, violent, conspiracy-ridden tale in which Spidey takes on the menace of the super-villain Electro, and the much larger threat of the vast conglomerate OsCorp.
If you had a chance to take your children to see this new blockbuster this weekend,...Read more →
Should everyone be forced to pay for programming that only 1% of the viewing audience actually watches?Read more →