PTC Columns

In this section of our website we feature several columns which keep readers up to date on the latest outrageous TV content and trends. Find our more about our columns below.

Sign-UpBest of Broadcast TV:  highlights child-friendly programs with positive messages, and which can comfortably be viewed by the entire family.
Worst of Broadcast TV:
serves to warn parents against programs dangerous for children, describing in detail the violence, sex, profanity, and other negative behaviors shown.
Worst of Cable TV: 
documents the offensive content parents are forced to pay for when purchasing expanded basic cable for the family-friendly and educational programming it offers.

WEEKLY COLUMNS: Week of August 31

Best of Broadcast TV

    Food Fighters on NBC

    It seems like cable television has been saturated with an abundance of culinary competition shows. More recently, this trend has made the jump to network television. The sh...

    8/28/2014

Worst of Broadcast TV

    American Dad

    For aiming a program containing violence, sexual innuendo, and “humorous” references to baby-killing at children, the Sunday, August 17 th rerun of Fox&...

    8/28/2014

Worst of Cable TV

    Skin Wars on GSN

    Reality shows featuring artistic competition are popular; but for combining that genre with the new craze for shows featuring nudity, the August 20th episode of Gam...

    8/28/2014

OTHER PTC COLUMNS

Misrated

    Hannibal on NBC

    The corpse of a woman impaled on a spiked device resembling exercise equipment, her pants and shirt entirely soaked in blood. A severed arm grasping a cell phone in its han...

    6/14/2013

TV Trends

    Nick Jr.’s NickMom: Not For Kids!

    Nick Jr. is a pay-TV network with programming intended for 2-6 year olds. Nick Jr.’s website boasts that the channel is a “safe, educational place” filled...

    10/12/2012

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