Jenny - posted on 10/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Okay, 10 pm eastern time is only 7:00 Pacific time!!!!!
Not only am I HATING the fact that my child's favorite shows now end at 7:00, some of the things I have seen are complete TRASH!
The evening is the time I am fixing dinner, getting projects done or relaxing with my husband. During these times it is nice to have my three year old occupied watching his favorite channel, Nick Jr. He knows what channel is his favorite and he sometimes turns the TV on himself and dials it right up. These last couple of weeks, before I changed the channel, I have seen snippets of reality shows (REALLY!?!? Don't we already have enough channel choices if we want to watch useless trash?), the Brady Bunch (??? "Moms" want to watch the Brady Bunch?? Isn't that what Nick at Nite is for? Maybe they don't have that anymore, I don't know. I don't seek out shows like the Brady Bunch for my night-time entertainment) and now tonight, the straw that sent me to the computer, a talk show. My son turned to his favorite channel (Nick Jr) and the first words out of the TV were, "...different sex partners? You mean all the HOES!?!?" followed by studio laughter, so of course my 3 year old turned around to me and laughs and says, "HOES!?!?"
Oh- My- Gosh!!!! Is Nick Jr. a channel I am now going to have to add to my blocked channels list?
This is absolutely inappropriate and unnecessary TV programming! Why are they doing this? I'm so confused. If they need advertising money, can't they add a commercial or two between shows? Don't take a wonderful thing and turn it into the junk we already have to avoid on every other channel of the TV. Nick Jr. has always been a safe place my child could go to anytime, day or night. And yes, there have been many late nights, when he has been sick and slept all day or whatever, that we have snuggled on the couch and he watched Nick Jr. while this exhausted mom dozed.
I am so sad, upset and disappointed. And I know I'm not the only one. At our playgroup on Friday all the moms started talking about how bothered we were with "Nick Mom."
Maybe if we band together we can get them to bring back 24 hour Nick Jr.