PaleyFest: Parents Television Council Reviews ABC’s New Shows

Written by PTC | Published September 12, 2014

ABC is the final broadcast network to present some of the network’s new fall TV shows at PaleyFest, and the Parents Television Council has the abclogolatest! In good news, the PTC says that “Black-ish” and “Cristela” look promising for families, and should make for shows that don’t have much objectionable content. “Black-ish deals with serious questions of assimilation and race – but does so in the format of a family-friendly comedy.” And about “Cristela,” the PTC writes, “In this tremendously upbeat program, Cristela faces down her co-workers’ ignorance of Latino life with humanity and humor, while at home she handles her family’s attitudes with the same sunny yet sarcastic comedy. “At a Paley Center panel, the show’s creator and star, Cristela Alonzo, stated that she was inspired by such past programs as Mary Tyler Moore, The Cosby Show, and Roseanne, to create a family sitcom with a positive outlook. In this, she has definitely succeeded.” The PTC recommends that parents exercise caution with other ABC shows, “Forever,” “Manhattan Love Story,” and “Selfie.” Full reviews for these ABC’s shows can be found here: Black-ish Cristela Forever Manhattan Love Story Selfie Please visit the PTC’s Family Guide for further information and reviews about these and other shows as the fall season begins.

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