If you go to Netflix and browse through the TV Shows on tap, you’ll typically see a number of subgroups designed to help the user quickly identify and locate programming that might suit their mood at the moment or their tastes more broadly.
Those categories...Read more →
TV Networks run on advertising dollars. A national 30-second spot during prime time can command upwards of $100K for the network. Shows like Big Bang Theory can fetch upwards of $300K per 30-second spot; an ad during Monday Night Football can run upwards of...Read more →
Streaming video is rapidly displacing traditional over-the-air broadcast and Pay TV in American homes. Seven in ten U.S. households (69%) now access streaming video on demand (SVOD) via Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
Americans streamed 42 billion hours of Netflix in 2015, accounting...Read more →
The most recent episode of Fox’s Star Trek parody series, The Orville, did something you rarely see on television these days — and even more rarely on television comedies: It told the truth about pornography.Read more →
Every fall when the networks roll out their latest crop of sitcoms, it is rarely the comedies that rely on cheap innuendo and gratuitous anatomical references that rise to the top, garnering a devoted following of loyal fans, attracting top advertiser dollars,...Read more →
There are abundant reasons why Netflix should never have given the green-light to 13 Reasons Why — the high-school drama about a teenaged girl who is raped, then “slut-shamed” by her peers at school and commits suicide —...Read more →
Trying to find something wholesome and entertaining enough for the whole family to watch together is not just challenging these days, it’s nigh impossible.
Except during the holidays.Read more →
Every September the PTC attends they Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest — where episodes of new television series are screened ahead of their broadcast TV premieres – to get a jump-start on the fall television season...Read more →
Halloween is just one week away, and already Hollywood has been busy turning-out blood-chilling feature films, specials and original series. Jamie Lee Curtis is back in theaters with a new addition to the Halloween franchise, and Netflix has...Read more →
Whether you are talking to friends and family, or reading news stories about the media giant, it seems no one has anything critical to say about Netflix. But is that a healthy...Read more →
Netflix’s Big Mouth – the animated series that sexualizes children in incredibly sick and disturbing ways — might be the filthiest thing… anywhere. And the creators and writers know it....Read more →
Flip through the endless TV shows with your remote, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find fathers portrayed in any kind of meaningful way.
If TV writers of the 1950s went too far in depicting fathers as all-knowing...Read more →
On Friday, May 18, Netflix dropped the second season of 13 Reasons Why, a teen-focused drama about the 13 reasons why its main teenaged female character committed suicide. That same day, America was rocked by reports of yet another school shooting in...Read more →
The Parents Television Council issued an urgent warning to parents and schools about the content found in Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2, which was just released on the platform last Friday, and has called on Netflix to pull the series entirely because of the potentially...Read more →
In the year since Fox Broadcasting’s “The Mick” debuted, it has proven to be a one-trick pony, falling back on the same hackneyed gag of having the children in the show saying and doing grossly inappropriate...Read more →
The PTC’s Director of Programs, Melissa Henson, details her meeting at the White House with President Trump.Read more →
The #MeToo movement that caught fire last fall –when one of Hollywood’s worst-kept-secrets (that of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged serial sexual abuse of young female stars) was finally reported in the press — has so far been the dominant theme of 2018. It was the unofficial star...Read more →
What to do when profanity takes you by surprise
Though parents may take every precaution to limit their child’s exposure to foul language, it seems inevitable that occasionally profanity or lewd expletives will...Read more →
The Disney Channel drama aims teenage content at pre-teen viewers.Read more →
Recent scandals reveal the danger in entertainment industry culture. Read more →
Although cartoons for adult audiences are neither a new nor a revolutionary idea, until fairly recently, even those animated programs designed primarily with grown-ups in mind, like Loony Tunes and The Flintstones,...Read more →
The hit HBO series Game of Thrones returned for its seventh season on July 16thRead more →
This week the Fox network announced that it has cancelled Pitch Read more →
Our late Honorary Chairman, Steve Allen, believed that Hollywood could be a force for good in the world. Having worked in the movie, television and music industries in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, he had seen first-hand how movies could lift the spirits of the nation...Read more →
In a recent guest editorial for The Hollywood Reporter, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made a persuasive case that The BachelorRead more →