Who Has The Remote? Advises Alternatives to Fame-Centered Tween TV

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WhoHasTheRemote.com advises alternatives to the topic of fame in live-action television shows aimed at kids on the cusp of entering their teens. The recommendation comes following an article in The Daily Beast that gives background on popular tween TV shows.

Who Has The Remote? is intrigued by a list in The Daily Beast of current television shows that focus on and are directed at tweens, kids in that “in-between” period of being acknowledged as a child and considered a teenager. With shows emphasizing fame among children of this age group, WhoHasTheRemote.com hopes TV networks move away from the fame-centered theme and instead depict typical lives and problems faced by tweens.

Finding television shows that are age-appropriate and not too boring for this age group was a challenge in the past, but that’s changed now. These days, there is a plethora of series aimed at the tween crowd. Those who are familiar with dish network channels like Disney and Nickelodeon can probably name five live-action tween sitcoms on the spot. Main ideas and characters are varied, but fame seems to be a central subject in most of them.

The age group at whom these TV shows are aimed is a very impressionable one, and WhoHasTheRemote.com thinks that too much emphasis is being placed on the idea of fame and fortune. Disney’s Austin & Ally is one example. The show centers on a group of four friends, one of whom is fictional pop star Austin Moon, who becomes an overnight sensation à la Justin Bieber. Shake It Up is another Disney channel series that focuses on fame, where the main characters CeCe and Rocky appear on a weekly dance show called Shake It Up, Chicago. Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush focuses on a foursome of hockey players who form a boy band and move to Hollywood.

Despite their commitments to their dancing, singing, or acting careers, characters in this genre somehow manage to live normal lives. Most of the episodes seem to teach a moral in some way, and that’s great. However, WhoHasTheRemote.com believes that in real life, the period between childhood and adulthood is awkward and full of pressure from peers and parents. Perhaps tweens need shows that feature characters like them, who lead normal lives and have normal problems. Who Has The Remote? is optimistic that children’s networks will move away from the fame-centered trend and focus more on real lives and problems of children in their tweens.

WHTR thinks that too much emphasis may be being placed on fame in TV series intended for young viewers. Who Has The Remote? hopes that children’s networks that air shows aimed at the in-between crowd will break this fame-centered trend soon.

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