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 July 20

Best of Broadcast TV

    The Middle on ABC

    Dating is an inevitable part of every girl’s life…and just as inevitably, a source of stress for her father. For its humorous look at fathers, daughters, and dat...

    7/16/2014

Worst of Broadcast TV

    Seed on CW

    More often than not, a father’s love for his child is unconditional. But what if he didn’t know he had a child until the child was already old enough to attend ...

    7/17/2014

Worst of Cable TV

    Ridiculousness on MTV

    Most people don’t find sexism, vomit, and self-injury funny. No wonder most people didn’t watch the July 10th season premiere of MTV’s Ridi...

    7/16/2014

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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