• UP’s Ties That Bind Earns PTC Seal of Approval

    by  • August 5, 2015 • Best of the Week, Family Friendly, PTC Seal of Approval • 8 Comments

    Ties That BindUP’s new series Ties That Bind combines an exciting and realistic police drama format with what UP is the very best at: family. And it does so honestly and realistically.

    TV Schedule: 9:00 p.m. (ET) Wednesdays (Repeats at 10, and 11 pm EST) See your time zone for local listings.

    Network: UP Network
    Production Companies: Pender Productions, Corbi Media, Reel One Entertainment, UP Television
    Producers: Sheryl J. Anderson, Tom Berry, Manuel and Roger Corbi, Mercedes Gamero
    Creator: Sheryl J. Anderson

    When police detective Alison McLean is forced to arrest her own brother Tim, and sees him sent to prison for assault, she and her contractor husband Matt try to do the right thing – by taking Tim’s angry teens,  Cameron and Mariah, into their own home. But this inevitably causes conflict with Matt and Alison’s own children, Jeff and Rachel, who resent the newcomers. Throughout, Alison strives to bring her moral values into action, both in her family and in the dangerous cases she works with the police.

    Ties That Bind contains little content to concern parents. As it does involve police cases and crime, guns, blood, and limited violence are occasionally seen and discussed. Profanity and sexual content are not problems for the program.

    Combining the excitement of a police procedural with the genuine and honest emotions of a family series, and promoting a deeply honest and moral worldview, Ties That Bind has received the PTC Seal of Approval. This series is recommended for all viewers over age ten.

    To find UP on your cable or satellite system, click here.


    Sex: Green
    Language: Green
    Violence: Green
    Overall: Green



    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    8 Responses to UP’s Ties That Bind Earns PTC Seal of Approval

    1. Donna J Alexander
      April 15, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I enjoyed the first season.
      When will it be on again. I hope you plan to continue this series.

    2. rebecca
      January 10, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      To all those who havent given it a shot. More fool you. Dont listen to comments posted by those who havent even given it a go. It isnt like the other stuff on TV. Its good solid family watching. Its real. Its raw. Its fantastic acting (especially by kelli williams) and it has great morals and principles to live by. Dont go by the advertising. Go by the first episode. I was hooked by the end!

      If you’re looking for violence, curse words and raunchy scenes then by all means move on. But if you want real family entertainment and certainly fastpaced and drama, then give it a shot you wont be disappointed.

    3. Mary George
      August 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Just saw this-sounds promising-will watch next showing.

    4. Torpy Skinner
      August 8, 2015 at 7:13 am

      If I had not seen this review, I would not have watched even the first episode. I had decided against the show based on the ads and trailers that are being used. Didn’t sound like the other family programs on UP.

      • Torpy Skinner
        August 8, 2015 at 7:17 am

        You wanted an honest comment, right? The trailers made this program sound like good ol’ Hollywood stuff and not the program that it apparently is. I’m glad to have accidently run across this. Thanks.

    5. August 8, 2015 at 4:37 am

      It will be just wonderful to be able to watch a movie you can actually enjoy. watch the whole thing without have to grown at certain parts, feel guilty about watching or just changing the channel. I am going to love this. Thanks a lot. Be blessed.


      Klaudya Cain

    6. James Bullock
      August 7, 2015 at 10:08 am

      I refuse to watch a damn program that is designed to make the man look like a complete stupid idiot. I have not seen this program because I heard it is like all the rest where the woman is the top cop. A 110 lb woman in a tight skirt and wearing High heels runs down a 220 lb ex pro boxer body guard and she kicks the tar out of him. Yeah right. This is nothing more than a pure “hate men” program. In these kind of programs they even make the gold fish smarter, stronger and braver than the man. This is an anti male program.

      • Jason Hill
        September 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm

        I think you’ve heard wrong. In “Ties That Bind,” Allison (Kelli Williams) is far from “tough” — and she’s not rocking a “tight skirt” and “high heels” (more like jeans and flats). She is sensitive and at times even fragile.

        She works more on motherly instinct and brains than “brawn”. As a “male”, I can assure you it is far from being an “anti-male” program.

        You’ve done yourself a disservice by making assumptions, listening to rumors (more assumptions) and not giving the show a chance.

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