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 →
Despite a previous commitment made by the network, NBC has rejected former MTV vice-president David Janollari’s “supernatural” series Conception – a program which had the potential to offend millions of Christians.Read more →
MTV executives failed to nominate a single female character for “Best Hero” in the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. But given the network’s treatment of women in the past, the only surprise is that anyone’s surprised.Read more →
The WE TV cable and satellite network has announced that it will air the program Sex Box, a “reality” show in which a real couple has real sex live on TV…and pay-TV customers will be funding it, even if they never watch it.Read more →
Don Kaplan of the New York Daily News wrote about our criticism of the CW network for giving children online access to a more sexually explicit version of last week’s episode of “Reign.” By adding in scenes that the network’s own standards department cut and then posting the episode on the...Read more →
Pay-TV’s defenders like to claim that the greater license on cable allows for more complex and “sophisticated” storytelling. But as Time magazine recently revealed, some cable TV producers and networks demand nudity — even when the show’s creators don’t want it.Read more →
Unless you’re a fan of the New England Patriots or the Carolina Panthers, it’s unlikely you remember very much from Super Bowl XXXVIII, played on February 1, 2004 – except maybe the halftime show. Read more →
It is a commonly-held belief that Europe is more permissive than the U.S. But two recent incidents demonstrated that European nations are more willing to take positive steps to protect children from harmful media content. Read more →
This past weekend, millions of households participated in a time-honored tradition of kicking-off the Christmas season by sitting down to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas together as a family.
A Charlie Brown Christmas continues to delight generations of children and adults while serving as a reminder, year...Read more →
The organization Morality in Media – one of the PTC’s closest allies in battling sexualization and sexual content in entertainment – is initiating a National Day of Prayer Against Pornography on December 10th.Read more →
“They’re as complicated and complex as we are. VAGINAS!”
And another episode of MTV’s Girl Code gets underway.
The November 6th episode of MTV’s trashy “comedy” sexualized girls and exploited their insecurities… earning the program the title of Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
On November 11th, in a rare act of responsibility, MTVedited footage from their European Music Awards broadcast for American audiences. The question is: why isn’t MTV as responsible the rest of the time?Read more →
The IFC Center theater in New York City recently announced that it will allow children to see the sexually explicit film Blue Is the Warmest Color…in spite of the fact that the film is rated NC-17 (what used to be called “rated X.”) The PTC opposes IFC’s decision. Read more →
In 1992 the NBC series Seinfeld aired an episode titled “The Contest,” which dealt with masturbation. Despite the theme, through intelligent and creative writing that adults could understand (but children could not) the word was never used, and the behavior was never depicted.
My, how times have changed.Read more →
Graphic masturbation, vapid teenage girls, and an explicit and gory decapitation are just some of the reasons the CW’s new show Reign should end – and many of TV’s critics agree.Read more →
Premiering last season – and returning for its second season this October 9th – the CW’s program Arrow appears to be a straightforward adaptation of a comic-book character, capitalizing on popular trends in current movies. But is that all it is?Read more →
Every year, thousands of young women are abused by the pornography industry…and millions of children are unwittingly deluged by exploitative imagery. The organization She’s Somebody’s Daughter is standing up for a culture that honors women.Read more →
The Federal Communications Commission has received over 150 complaints about MTV’s recent Video Music Awards – clear proof that audiences are tired of paying for programming they do not support.Read more →
NBC will air a drama allegedly centered around the religious doctrine of the “immaculate conception.” But the creative team behind the program may be a cause of concern for potential viewers.
According to the news website Deadline: Hollywood, NBC has made a commitment to show Conception, which it calls a “supernatural mystery drama.”...Read more →
The star of the 1970’s TV series Wonder Woman will be returning to TV this fall…on CBS’ sleazy sex comedy Two and a Half Men.Read more →
Fox’s disgusting new cartoon block ADHD is proving a costly failure for the network. Yet, Fox is continuing to air the sleazy cartoon show…because money isn’t really what the network’s bosses care about. Read more →
Last week a blog post by Rebeca Seitz caught fire online. If I had to guess why this particular blog post took off the way it did, I’d say it was because she described a scenario that is all too familiar to parents these days.
In it she relayed her shock and horror...Read more →
Last year MTV sent out a casting call for young adults (ages 18-25) who were on the verge of losing their virginity to appear on a new reality series, reports the Daily Mail. This, from the same network that gave us “Teen Mom,” “16 and Pregnant,” “Jersey Shore,” “The Real World,” “Skins,”...Read more →
The PTC has long warned audiences about the corrosive influence of radio “shock-jock” Howard Stern. In the June 3rd issue of TV Guide Stern boasted of his role a judge on an NBC reality show: “The best part of America’s Got Talent is that appeals to the base instincts of us all.”Read more →
The ease with which one can access hardcore pornography on the Internet has become a standard joke in the popular culture… but it’s not funny when innocent young children are being exposed to sexually explicit imagery. The push in schools and elsewhere to get...Read more →