Philadelphia Cream Cheese Flees ABC Flop GCB

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, which despite its name is based in Chicago (I guess they were looking for a lower crime area), has pulled its advertising from ABC’s failed new series GCB after just one episode.

Despite months of relentless promotion, GCB premiered to just 7.6 million viewers, more than 3 million viewers below the premiere of previous time-slot occupant Pan Am.

The series is based on a book called Good Christian Bitches, which as far as I can tell Rush Limbaugh has not been forced to apologize for. Yet.

A rep for the company tells us, “Philadelphia has decided to pull its advertising from GCB … We have received a few complaints from consumers and their opinions about our advertising are important to us.”

The rep adds, “We have recently decided to redirect our advertising to other programs.”

“GCB” — based on the book “Good Christian Bitches” — has come under fire for its arguably derogatory portrayal of Southern Christian women.

For the record, I’m not a fan of boycotts and even less of a fan of pressuring advertisers to drop shows.  There are selected instances when they’re appropriate, but they’re mostly annoying and pointless.

Plus, this show seems to be failing just fine on its own.

One thought on “Philadelphia Cream Cheese Flees ABC Flop GCB

  1. Kenneth E. MacAlister Jr. says:

    This show won’t be on long & boycotts won’t have anything to do with it. This show was created for one main reason. To remind the empty heads who watch this kind of crap that Christians are nuts, insane, hipocrites, & most of all DANGEROUS. Especially in a Presidential election year. Remember, all Republicans & conservatives are looking to create a “religious theocracy” to enforce God’s will on all Americans. The left & Democrats, & even some Republicans (RINOs & libertarian types. Think Michael Smerconish) tell us this nonsense each & every election, but even more so when Americans are choosing a new President. Hollyweird won’t bat an eye when this crap disappears from the airwaves, as long as it serves its purpose: to make Christians look as dangerous to American freedom as possible. The appearance of this show doesn’t surprise me in the least. The left, especially the Hollyweird left hate Christians & Christianity because they hate God as well. God is the biggest threat to the leftist’s idea of utopia on this planet in which man is god, there is no personal responsibility, & there is no God to hold us responsible for our actions. In a nutshell God is a powerful reminder to the left that their left wing utopia is a pipedream & Christians are an inconvenient reminder of the all powerful God they wish to ignore. Expect more of this to come before election day.

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