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Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops family-friendly spotlight

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A 2018 poll showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans watch streaming television, and most of them have Netflix. But Netflix’s dominance over streaming television could be changing soon. Disney will launch ...

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‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming

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January streaming options include many family films and a surprising series. My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have ...

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Francesca Battistelli and Andrea Bocelli team up for Christmas duet

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When Christian contemporary artist Francesca Battistelli answered a phone call asking her to perform a Christmas duet with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, there was no hesitation in her answer: “absolutely.” “It was ...

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‘The Fantasy Makers’ explores creativity, faith of Tolkien and Lewis

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The trascendental works of famed English scholars J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are known and loved by all. Lesser known are the works of George MacDonald; the precursor of fantasy literature in ...

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Christmas ‘Mystery’ revealed in ballet

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This year marks the 21st season of The Mystery of Christmas (MOC). This original version of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, debuted in Kansas City and is continuing its hi-tech, family-friendly production ...

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Focus on the Family premieres comedy series

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Marking a new foray into YouTube original content, Focus on the Family has debuted a short-form comedy series on the popular social media platform. Created and developed by the organization’s social media strategy team, ...

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Awe-inspiring ‘Blue Planet II’ leads December streaming lineup

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King David likely would have enjoyed watching nature documentaries on television. After all, he’s the one who told us “the heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1) and that mountain peaks ...

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Anti-Trump TV show Murphy Brown gets canned

The reboot of the Murphy Brown TV show has been cancelled only a few months after it debuted. Billed as a liberal and anti-Trump response to what was considered the pro-Trump Roseanne ...

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5 family-friendly shows for December

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The commercialization of Christmas started in the early 1900s, grew out of control by the middle of the century, and has gotten only worse each decade since. Christmas now starts in October, ...

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Gordon Ramsay in town for restaurant makeover

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He’s the gruff restaurateur that shows up at struggling or “past their prime” restaurants in a last ditch effort to save them. Gordon Ramsay’s show called “24 Hours to Hell and Back” which ...

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Video: Chip Gaines shares secret on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Chip and Joanna Gaines made an appearance on NBC‘s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday night to promote Joanna’s new book. They talked about the new addition to their family and Chip, in ...

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Brady kids reunite at their TV home

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For the first time since the show ended, the Brady children gathered at the actual house which served as their TV home. Six cast members of “The Brady Bunch” gathered Thursday in ...

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4 Bible films top this month’s family-friendly spotlight

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In our monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” we continue to spotlight five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. Here’s our spotlight for November. Bible movies are a favorite in ...

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Wonderful ‘Wonder’ leads November’s streaming lineup

Teaching children not to bully is a part of good parenting, but sometimes, it helps to have a good book or movie to make the case. Such is the case with Wonder. ...

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Singer Lauren Daigle sings on ‘The Ellen Show’ Wednesday

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Tickets to her Kansas City concert are going for $400 but if you can’t afford to attend you can catch Lauren Daigle on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The Christian music artist gave ...

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Taylor Swift rant causes record low award show viewers

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Americans, fed-up with entertainers politicizing seemingly everything including the American Music Association Awards, have responded to Taylor Swift’s political rant on Twitter this week. Americans are shaking it off. They just didn’t ...

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Best bets for October streaming releases

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Remember when most primetime sitcoms weren’t vulgar, and when the whole family could relax around the television and laugh out loud together? If you look hard you can still find that on ...

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Netflix to create new Chronicles of Narnia series

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Netlifx announced on Wednesday plans to create new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved book series, The Chronicles of Narnia, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The late author’s most ...

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5 family-friendly shows for October

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This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television. Here’s our October picks. Darren Turner is a husband, father and seminary graduate who feels ...

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CBS releases first episode of ‘God Friended Me’

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CBS All Access has released the first episode of the new series “God Friended Me” online as they try to capture some of the faith-based audience in prime time. As Metro Voice News ...

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HBO drops porn from all its channels

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In a huge victory for cleaner TV, HBO has removed its adult entertainment movies and television programs from both its channels and streaming services. The family entertainment watchdog group Parents Television Council ...

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Superhero ‘Black Panther’ leads September streaming lineup

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We’ve grown accustomed to a superhero misbehaving in the Marvel and DC universes – whether that’s Iron Man acting like a playboy, Wonder Woman spending the night with a companion, or the ...

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A look back at ‘Romper Room’ and local host

From 1953 to 1994, Romper Room, a television series for children five and under, aired in the United States.  If you’re old enough, you may remember watching the show as a young ...

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Lord of the Rings prequel on Amazon moves forward

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Amazon Studios is moving forward with a prequel to the immensely popular ‘Lord of the Rings’ series. According head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke, the Lord of the Rings TV series currently ...

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5 family-friendly things for August entertainment includes ‘The Waltons’ and Kirk Cameron

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Some children try to sneak a peek at movies they shouldn’t watch. That sometimes happens at my house, too, but more recently, it’s been something far more vanilla – “The Waltons.” Yes, ...

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