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NYC's PBS Station Dreams Up More Horrible, Fake Reality Shows You'd Probably Still Watch This time with promos, not just posters

Thirteen, a PBS station in New York City, continues to insist that its programming is better than the dreck you find elsewhere on cable—by inventing more bogus ads for reality…

July 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Ads for PBS Station Invent Ludicrous, Fake Reality Shows You'd Still Probably Watch But there is an alternative

Excited about the reality show Knitting Wars? If sew, too bad—it's fake. It's one of five bogus lowbrow programs dreamed up by CHI & Partners in New York for a…

May 30, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

On PBS, More Frequent Words From Our Sponsors

We all knew the day would come when PBS would incorporate promotional breaks into the middle of its programming, but it's still kinda sad that they'll be officially doing so…

June 2, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

Jim Lehrer of PBS could not be any funnier

To help promote its upcoming miniseries Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America, PBS and Baltimore-based MGH have created this surreal spot featuring the deadpan delivery of Jim Lehrer.…

December 8, 2008, 12:48 PM EST

'Car Talk' guys will be unfunny on TV, too

Which network would air an animated sitcom featuring NPR's Car Talk guys as characters named Click and Clack talking about “social and environmental” issues? Oh, please God, let it be…

July 8, 2008, 9:07 AM EDT

'The Electric Company' is powering up again

"It's the old one, mixed with High School Musical and a Dr Pepper commercial." That’s how a PBS exec summarizes an updated version of The Electric Company set to air…

May 13, 2008, 9:55 AM EDT

PBS Sprout is back, but still without Melanie

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with our good friends over at PBS KIDS Sprout (totally SFW). You remember, they’re the ones who had the brouhaha last…

May 17, 2007, 9:23 AM EDT

PBS corporate underwriting is child’s play

The happy client. That’s every marketer’s dream. Now, it’s also a storybook from WGBH, the Boston public broadcasting flagship. The text and illustrations in The Happy Client follow a…

April 30, 2007, 8:40 AM EDT

Ways to stay awake while watching PBS

PBS has teamed with Green Mountain Coffee to offer its own branded java blend. Coffee and public TV may at first seem like an odd match. But you try staying…

December 12, 2006, 9:22 AM EST

Why I should replace Melanie Martinez

Not having kids, my first reaction to the PBS-Melanie Martinez flap was: Who the hell is Melanie Martinez? Now I know: She’s the ousted host of something on PBS’s…

August 3, 2006, 7:42 AM EDT