Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Japanese broadcasters have dropped formerly highly rated but violent tv shows for more family-friendly fare, according to an article in the Hollywood Reporter. Julian Ryall says that television execs were concerned that Japanese society in general was simply not as interested in such extreme programming. Talk shows, cooking shows, and variety shows are more popular now with the older generation, and the young can get what they want via newer media such as the Internet. Read more here.