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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:14 PM
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The Parents Television Council hates Fox...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four Fox network programs, led by the comedies "The War at Home," "The Family Guy" and "American Dad," topped a parents group's annual listing of the worst prime-time shows for family viewing.

The Parents Television Council rated two aspirational reality shows, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and NBC's new "Three Wishes," as the best programs for family viewing.

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Television's two most popular programs -- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Desperate Housewives -- are also cited as bad family viewing. So were "Two and a Half Men" and "Cold Case" on CBS.

The group said it makes its determinations based on the amount of bad language and sexual and violent content, giving more weight to shows that appear earlier in the evening when children are likely to be awake, said Melissa Caldwell, its research director.

Fox's "American Idol," which returns in January, made the group's list of best family viewing experiences. Two new shows, CBS' "The Ghost Whisperer" and UPN's "Everybody Hates Chris," also made it.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/19/tv.familyviewi...
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:17 PM
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1. Yup. Satire is dangerous, but fuelling impossible dreams is good.
Bottom line for recommended viewing: Don't think, wish.

I love those parents' councils.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:18 PM
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2. I'm glad EHC made it but
These guys don't know what a good show is when they see one.
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:31 PM
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3. I agree with "American Dad"
Writing is crap on that show. Fucking McFarlane just figured he could sell us crap because Family Guy was so good. Bastard.
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