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This resource is the only content-based guide in existence and contains the facts you need to make informed viewing decisions for your family. Within the web pages of the Family Guide® to TV is a brief background and thematic summary of every entertainment television show currently appearing on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and CW.

To prepare this Family Guide® to TV, we evaluated each series on the basis of its suitability of content for viewers of all ages, not on its artistic merits. Every show's timeslot has been factored into our analysis. 

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The Family Guide® to TV is the culmination of thousands of hours of content analysis conducted by the Parents Television Council. Teams of researchers have scrutinized closely every prime time sitcom and drama series for offensive subject matter, employing the PTC's state-of-the-art computerized Entertainment Tracking System to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date analysis of every show. Since 1989, we've examined more than 125,000 hours of television fare, which has enabled us to document long-term thematic developments and shifts in network programming standards. Please contact us and let us know how the Family Guide® to TV is working for you and your family!

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