Friday, May 31, 2013

New PBS Ad Campaign Skewers Reality TV

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Yesterday, I spent a good chunk of words ranting about the state of reality television, noting that the clownish, restaurant-owning fools at Amy's Baking Company might get a television series of their very own with which they can be further derided and mocked.

Today, I learned that PBS isn't too pleased with the state of TV either — and they've decided to mock it in a series of ads that have been running in New York City subways, creating fake advertisements for terrible-sounding shows that might actually run on the types of cable channels that have been scraping the bottom of the barrel:

(Admission: I would actually consider watching an episode of "Married to a Mime," because the potential for comedy is just too great.)

Now, there's not generally a lot to look forward to when it comes to television as of late (I miss you, Dan Harmon's Community), but PBS has always been a shining beacon — especially since everyone started freaking the hell out about Downton Abbey — so it's great to see at least one PBS member station taking shots at the competition. I wholeheartedly approve.

[h/t: A/V Club]

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