Friday, October 11, 2013

New “Golden Age of TV” Is a Myth

The Hollywood insiders who are pushing “dark” and “edgy” dramas containing ever-more graphic sex, violence, and language love to claim that, as a result, TV is now experiencing some kind of “golden age.” But when it comes to programs most Americans actually watch – especially comedies – this is a lie. MORE

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Indecent “NickMom” Devastates Nick Jr. Network

Last October, Nick Jr. – a pay-TV network which billed itself as a “safe, educational place” for kids ages 2-6 – introduced its NickMom programming block, featuring references to genitalia, sex, drinking, and other inappropriate content. A year later, Nick Jr. is reaping what it sowed: plummeting viewership — and revenue. MORE

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Arrow – Superhero or CW Standard?

Premiering last season – and returning for its second season this October 9th – the CW’s program Arrow appears to be a straightforward adaptation of a comic-book character, capitalizing on popular trends in current movies. But is that all it is? MORE