Melissa Henson

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Do You Hear Us, Hollywood?

In fact, whether we’re talking about movie ticket sales or television ratings, family-friendly content consistently outperforms more “adult” content. But even in the face of such stark and revealing ratings data, we continue to see fewer and fewer family-friendly viewing options being offered by the networks year after year.

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What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Family Entertainment

There’s so much that’s wrong about ABC’s The Muppets reboot, it’s hard to know where to begin. Even before the premiere last month, there were plenty of red flags signaling that these were not going to be the Muppets children of the ‘70s and ‘80s grew-up with; or even, for that matter, the Muppets in the charming 2011 blockbuster.