Brian Lowry is TV columnist for the entertainment industry trade magazine Variety. In a recent column, Lowry ripped apart the Fox broadcast network’s sick serial killer drama The Following — and agreed with the PTC that Fox incorrectly rates the program as appropriate for 14 year olds.Read more →
Last week, Fox Broadcasting announced that it had cancelled its ultra-graphic Animation Domination High-Definition (ADHD) series. This announcement came only days after the PTC called out Fox for its grotesque internet cartoon “The Easter Bunny’s Coming,” and Target for sponsoring the content.Read more →
The latest episode of Fox’s The Following, a sophomore drama about a charismatic serial killer with legions of followers who do his bidding, perfectly illustrates how deeply flawed the television rating system is.
In it, a young woman is taken hostage by the psychopathic follower...Read more →
The Fox Broadcasting network – the same company that told the Federal Communications Commission to “cease attempting broadcast indecency limits once and for all” last year – is now claiming that half a million indecency complaints Americans have filed should be ignored…because 16 were defective.Read more →
Dads, a new sitcom airing on Fox, Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00c, focuses on Eli and Warden, two game developers whose lives drastically change when their fathers move in with them.
Have you been watching? My guess is “No,” being that Dads earned a series low this week according to TvByTheNumbers. But I can’t say I’m...Read more →
Santa Claus, a gun-crazed killer. Eggnog presented as semen. These and other horrors were Seth MacFarlane’s early Christmas presents to the American people last Sunday night.Read more →
A child shot in the head. This is how Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane remembered the anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown last Sunday night. Read more →
After months of reruns, the Fox broadcast network’s ADHD returned with some original programming last week. Unfortunately, the new content was just as bad as the old. Read more →
We’ve recently been asked by a number of PTC members about why we’ve gone after Fox for some of its programming, when there are a lot of Fox shows that they enjoy, such as The O’Reilly Factor. Here’s the explanation.Read more →
Rape. Cannibalism. Necrophilia. Decapitation. Vomit. Excrement. This is the content Fox is proudly promoting in its new ADHD programming block – using characters and theme songs beloved by children. ADHD begins airing in its regular timeslot this Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (10:00 p.m. Central/Mountain).Read more →
In reward for turning Sunday nights into a wasteland of violence, sex, and sleaze with his ultra-raunchy cartoons, Fox has given Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane his first live-action show.Read more →