S**t, we're canceled! Controversial TV show titles get publicity, but so far, not ratings
Fox News - almost 6 years
From “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” and “Good Christian Bitches” (now “GCB”) to “Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23” to “$h*! My Dad Says,” controversial titles are all the rage these days.
“The risqué titling is used not only for publicity, and appealing to a younger demographic, but also to put a new, shinier spin on the same TV tropes we’ve seen time and time again,” Chako Suzuki, managing editor of TV watching website WetPaint.com, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts. “It helps these new shows stand apart and leave a lasting impression during pilot season.”
The titles are also prompting a different kind of rage among some television watchdog groups. Melissa Henson, Director of Communications and Public Education at the Parents Television Council (PTC) said it was a shame that networks have resorted to “crass titles” and have such a poor opinion of their audience.
“Although controversial content of titles might result in some short-term attention or even a temporary ratings spike,...
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