Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Surprise! The Family Hour is Back

The Heck family from "The Middle" enjoys some family time
around the TV. Photo: ABC


Unfortunately, the days of “The Wonderful World of Disney” and “Little House on the Prairie” are long gone and so is the tradition of family-friendly programming during the 8:00-9:00 p.m. hour. Thankfully, one network has gotten wise and has decided to dump obnoxious and inappropriate fare like “Cougar Town” and “The Bachelor” in favor of the family: ABC. No, this isn’t an advertisement for the network, but it appears that the alphabet network is trying to find the balance of family fare and good ratings. If you like what you see, thank them!

America’s Funniest Videos
Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Sure, it’s not nice to laugh at other’s misfortunes, but when people actually send in their own videos, they are basically giving you permission to laugh at them. Since 1989, there have been many copycats, but none have survived or entertained as well as the original AFV. The series should have died out years ago, but received a much-needed shot in the arm in 2001 when Tom Bergeron became the new host. While parents and kids alike will not receive anything valuable by watching men getting hit in the crotch over and over again, the show still provides humor for the whole family. READ THE REST>

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