“I’m constantly improving, while YOU just sit there getting uglier, fatter, and further away from your dreams.” So proclaimed the egomaniacal Daniel Tosh during the February 17th season premiere of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 (10:00 p.m. ET), the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
The company that owns the Hallmark Channel saw a huge increase in profits last year. Might there be a message here for other TV networks?
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Thousands of Americans are offended at having to pay for WE TV’s upcoming show Sex Box – and the PTC has the comments from the public to prove it.Read more →
For pushing ultra-explicit dialogue more appropriate to a hard-core pornographic film over basic cable, the Wednesday, February 4th episode of Comedy Central’s Broad City (10:30 p.m. ET) deserves recognition for being the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
Archer finds Pam sobbing uncontrollably in the break room. He slaps her hard across the face.
Pam: “G**damn it, dude!”
Archer: “Well I’m sorry, but I’ve got other s*** to do today.”
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The PTC is launching a petition against the upcoming series Sex Box, which will feature live sex acts — paid for by every cable subscriber. Read more →
The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation Away & Back combines beautiful photography, a love of nature, and a low-key romance in this story of a young girl coming of age.Read more →
For creating a horrific serial-killer program – and rating it appropriate for kids — the January 12th premiere episode of MTV’s Eye Candy is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
Originally centered on educational programming, the cable network TLC has become a channel increasingly focused on sex.Read more →
If it goes through, the pending merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable will be a disaster for consumers; but Comcast’s operators in DC are making sure those in government make the “right” decision – at least, right for Comcast.Read more →
Just before Christmas, Entertainment Weekly published an unedited question and answer session (warning: the original story on the Entertainment Weekly website contains graphic images) with PTC President Tim Winter.
It’s not to be missed!
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For one last episode containing gore-soaked mayhem, the December 9th series finale of FX’s Sons of Anarchy is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
A year-end celebration of Daniel Tosh’s utterly crass and tasteless, lowest-common-denominator “humor” explains why the Tuesday, December 2nd season finale of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
Subscribers of basic cable are being bombarded with explicit, even pornographic, content – and are forced to pay for it. A prime example is the Tuesday, November 11th episode of FX’s Sons of Anarchy (10:00 p.m. ET), the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week.Read more →
“The following program is rated TV-MA LSV. It contains strong language, sexual situations, violence, and nudity.”
With a warning like that, is it any wonder that the Wednesday, November 5th episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (10:00 p.m. ET)is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week?Read more →
“I just had afternoon sex with a sophomore whose last name I couldn’t remember.” So opened the October 14th episode of MTV’s Awkward (10:00 p.m. ET), which for obvious reasons is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
In every other business, driving away customers means losing money. But not in the cable industry.Read more →
Calling the current marketplace “anti-competitive and anti-consumer,” one cable company has asked the FCC for Cable Choice.Read more →
A wave of mergers is causing media companies to get bigger — to the detriment of consumers. Read more →
The new series follows eight exceptionally gifted children on their remarkable journeys to become successful artists in dance, music, vocal performance and more.Read more →
In 2012, MTV sent out a reality show casting call for young adults “who are ready to LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY!” Outrage greeted the announcement, and MTV scrapped the show before it aired. Now, MTV is trying the same premise again.Read more →
The mega-conglomerates that run the entertainment industry love to claim that “we’re just giving people what they want.” But in a battle over cable fees, nearly a million subscribers have demonstrated they don’t miss networks like MTV. Read more →
The Hollywood Reporter recently detailed a “roundtable” meeting between some of the most influential “comedy” writers working in television today. The article revealed how such writers revel in subjects many Americans don’t find notably funny.Read more →
So-called “reality” TV dating shows have typically been racy, from ABC’s (relatively) mild The Bachelor to MTV’s explicitly sexual Jersey Shore. But now, talk show host and former Bravo network executive Andy Cohen is planning a series that will take “explicit” to a whole new level.Read more →
Should everyone be forced to pay for programming that only 1% of the viewing audience actually watches?Read more →