Modern Family has loads of elitist appeal. Its super-hip characters toss off snark with gusto while sashaying through stylish homes. TV viewership remains strong and TV critics have remained faithful. Most award pundits feel that Emmy voters will probably remain loyal too.
To help our families now and in the future, we must stop treating our atmosphere like a sewer. We can all take individual action and become a nation of citizen entrepreneurs taking responsibility for a corner of our world.
Disheartening news for anyone who does not earn $12,000 per week: TV Guide's "Television's Highest Paid Stars" report includes some shocking figures that may make you want to travel back in time and choose "television judge" or "monkey actor" as your undergraduate major.
For 42 years, it has not only been my thrill to witness the arrival of new freshmen, but my privilege and honor to have been afforded to opportunity to talk with parents bringing their children to Emory.
Cameron from the TV show Modern Family once said that "There are dreamers and there are realists in this world." He was right. Leadership comes in many forms.
The scripted television lineup is rife with winks and nods to the political drama playing out on the news. Aside from sheer entertainment value, these shows say something profound about the political landscape: Women politicians are not an anomaly.
Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.
I'm not a (terribly) vindictive person, but some opportunities are too good to resist. Which is why I volunteered my ex-husband for the dunk tank at the school fair.
We've come up with a list of the worst possible spin-offs of currently airing TV shows. And, yes, they're all considerably more watchable than The Choice. In most of these shows, at least the terrible people die at the end.
As children become teens, we've prepared them with mixed messages of love and hate. Pair that with the complexity of identity development and we have the perfect recipe for bullying.
Ravi's Twitter posts, webcam spying, and homophobic attitude were stigmatizing, and it is possible that these pushed Clementi to a tipping point. But Clementi's suicide did not happen in a bubble with only him and Ravi; it took place in a society in which homophobia is still rampant.
There's a lot of talk by the networks about reaching out to the Latino audience, but little action. Networks need to be brave enough to pick up shows with Latinos in starring roles. Learn from what works and what doesn't work, then try again until you succeed.
These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods and appearing on our TV screen. But still many are left wondering: How will these children of gay parents fare?
When Mad Men's set decorator needed paintings with the specific panache to match Roger's sly and savvy personality, she turned to the collection of photographer and painter Lisa Gizara.
No one likes watching TV commercials, except, perhaps, during the Super Bowl. Even those whose livelihoods depend on them have a hard time convincing family members not to fast forward past them in this DVR age.
The Billboard Music Awards reminds me that sometimes the public actually is right. Here then is my list of some of my favorite songs that all hit #1 on Billboard's's Hot 100 since that chart started in the late Fifties.