• No Salvation for Angel from Hell

    by  • February 9, 2016 • Advertiser Accountability, Television • 4 Comments

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    CBS has pulled the plug on Angel from Hell.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has pulled the plug on Angel from Hell, the new sitcom about a rude, crude, and obnoxious guardian angel who encourages her charge — straight-laced dermatologist Allison — to get more fun out of life.

    After screening the pilot last fall, the PTC warned viewers that Angel from Hell was “A crude, obnoxious, and insulting ‘comedy’ that’s far from heavenly.”

    After its delayed premiere in January, the PTC issued another warning about the show’s inappropriate content, and urged readers to contact the companies underwriting the program with their sponsorship dollars.

    There are reports that the networks are focusing on family comedies this coming fall. Let’s hope that the lessons learned from the failure of Angel from Hell translate to the new crop of comedies: You need to offer more than locker-room humor to connect with viewers at home.  

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    Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large. She also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment. She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television. Some of those reports include: The Ratings Sham I & II, Dying to Entertain, Faith in a Box, The Sour Family Hour, The Blue Tube, and TV Bloodbath. She began her career with the PTC in 1997 as an entertainment analyst, documenting instances of inappropriate content on television. Ms. Henson has appeared on a variety of television shows including Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Big Story, CNN Headline News’ ShowBiz Tonight, CNBC’s On the Money, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, and CBN’s Newswatch. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across the country and has been quoted extensively in news sources such asEntertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg. Ms. Henson is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she received a BA in Government. She resides in Falls Church, Va., with her husband and their son.

    4 Responses to No Salvation for Angel from Hell

    1. Beverly Stuckmeyer
      February 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Thanks for all you do for the sake of our children and grandchildren. Give us funny…not filth.

    2. Sharon Rodriguez
      February 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

      So glad to see this piece of garbage did not get off the ground. Saw a few of the promotional trailers. Thought it would get cut early. Didn’t expect THIS early. Good News!

    3. mary
      February 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

      I’m thankful that CBS pulled the plug on “Angel from Hell.” I appreciate that.

    4. Elaine
      February 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Not impressed with the current assult on spiritual matters. What is wrong with the TV industry anyways!???

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