PBS Isn’t ‘Shucking Around’ With New Ad Campaign

Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Meet the Tanners. One of these things is not like the other.

In a new ad campaign, PBS made reality TV junkies blush by three creating fake trailers, all of which conclude with the message “The fact that you thought this was a real show says a lot about the state of TV. Support quality programming.” But the truly sad reality here is that these three shows would likely get better ratings than the station’s educational programming.

2. Meet The Tanners

“A new family is stepping into… the sunlight. Sparks and oils will fly, because for this family getting the perfect shade of perfection is no easy task- and they’re going for the bronze. Meet the Tanners, premiering Sunday, August 18th at 8/7C. It’ll be sunsational.”

3. Clam Kings

“The ocean is big but it’s not nearly big enough for these two clam diggers, and they’ll stop at nothing to be crowned king of the clams. Dig into their competitive and high stakes world as they battle over clams, territory, and more clams. Clam Kings, premiering this September 17th, at 9/8C. It’ll be one shell of a good time.”

4. Long Island Landscapers

“For this ragtag group of landscapers the only thing they do better than cutting grass, is cutting corners. With bad attitudes and endless fighting, every landscaping job could be their last. Long Island Landscapers, season premiere coming this September 26th, at 9/8C. Backyards beware!”

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