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 27

Best of Broadcast TV

    The Middle on ABC

    “SIX DAYS TO DISNEY WORLD!” Sue Heck screams in delight. But predictably, the Heck family’s vacation to Orlando was filled with amusing mishaps, making the...

    7/24/2014

Worst of Broadcast TV

    Crossbones on NBC

    A child’s imagination is an endless source of creativity and adventure. They can play all day in a world they’ve created from scratch. Young children quite ofte...

    7/24/2014

Worst of Cable TV

    Satisfaction on USA

    Another new TV “comedy,” another condemnation of the American family.

    “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” So wrote Henry...

    7/24/2014

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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