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TLC Cancels 'All-American Muslim'

  All-American Muslim  has run its course. The TLC series has been canceled after one season,  The Hollywood Reporter  has confirmed. The docuseries about five Lebanese American Muslim families in Michigan  opened well  in its November bow, drawing 1.7 million viewers but shed viewers despite public protests, attracting 900,000 viewers to its Dec. 18 finale. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/iHSre0-Qqz8/all-american-muslim-canceled-tlc-297407

TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Addresses Sept. 11 Attacks (Video)

  As it winds down its first season, TLC's  All-American Muslim  is addressing the effect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on its cast members living in and around Dearborn, Mich., home to one of the largest Arab-American populations in the U.S. All-American Muslim  made headlines earlier this month during a boycott by the Florida Family Association, a conservative Christian group, which prompted the home repair retailer Lowe's and travel website Kayak.com to pull advertisements from the show. (That, in turn, spurred  anti-Lowe's protests .) Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/je6KPdkk3pY/tlc-all-american-muslim-september-11-controversy-lowes-276913

Lowe's Refuses to Reinstate Ads on All-American Muslim After Meeting with Petitioners

Lowe's is standing by its decision to pull ads from TLC's All-American Muslim despite a petition with more than 200,000 signatures urging the company to reinstate the commercials, The Charlotte Observer reports. On Tuesday, ministers and representatives from the interfaith Mecklenburg Ministries presented ... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Lowes-Ads-All-American-Muslim-1041047.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Why ‘All-American Muslim’ Should Have the Right to Be Boring

  One of the reasons I did not watch “All-American Muslim” when it debuted on TLC last month was that it seemed to me to be a show entirely dedicated to proving the idea that if you prick us, we bleed. The plotlines featured in the previews—a young couple preparing to wed, another planning the arrival of a baby, a high school football coach putting his athletes through grueling practice—seemed high on sweetness and low on drama. Since the ordinariness of a Muslim life is something I experience everyday, I felt no need to have it demonstrated for me on television. Read More... http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/12/19/why-all-american-muslim-should-have-the-right-to-be-boring/?mod=WSJBlog

'All-American Muslim' Controversy Inspires Lowe's Commercial Parody (Video)

  After Lowe’s made it public that it had pulled its ads from the TLC reality series,  All-American Muslim ,  boycotts  have been called,  protests  planned, and it even got hip-hop mogul,  Russell Simmons ,  attempting to buy out  the remaining advertising on the show. But for  Gregory Bonsignore, Parvesh Cheena , and  Rizwan Manji , the controversy inspired them to create a hilarious short film they’re calling the “unaired Lowe’s commercial for  All-American Muslim .” Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/jPDbWJ6O77E/lowes-boycott-tlc-all-american-muslim-commercial-274825

'All-American Muslim' Targeted by PETA

  TLC’s reality series,  All-American Muslim , has already seen plenty of the spotlight after retail giant Lowe’s came under fire for pulling its ads  from the show. Now the reality series about five Lebanese American Muslim families in Michigan is feeling the heat from another group – PETA. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/4_7C-nN09ps/all-american-muslim-dog-peta-tlc-273693

Russell Simmons boycotts Lowe's, buys out ads for TLC's 'All-American Muslim'

No celebrity has been more outspoken about Lowe's pulling its ads from the TLC reality series "All-American Muslim" than Russell Simmons, who is encouraging a boycott of the company for its actions.Lowe'syanked its commercials after the Florida Family Association launched a campaign against the show because it only depicts ordinary Muslim families and no terrorist extremists -- which is frankly the most ridiculous thing we've heard in a while, since people with a basic grasp of the English language should know that the word "extremist" implies a small, minority of a population in the first place.The hip-hop magnate has vocally decried the company's decision on his Twitter account, writing, "Dear @Lowes -- u made a grave mistake by caving into hatred & bigotry. Do right thing, be American & embrace diversity." Later, he explained to his followers why he is promoting a boycott of Lowe's, writing, "Lowes is a 'corporate citizen' their actions matter. No christian... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/russell-simmons-boycotts-lowes-buys-out-ads-for-tlcs-all-american-muslim.html

Russell Simmons Pumps Cash Into All-American Muslim

Home improvement chain Lowe's made waves today when it bowed to pressure from a right-wing activist group to pull its ads from the innocuous TLC series All-American Muslim . Among those criticizing the company was entertainment mogul Russell Simmons, who has decided to step into the breach by buying up all the remaining Muslim ad space that Lowe's forsook, his company Global Grind announced today. "The show is now sold out!" Simmons tweeted, adding, "keep your money @lowes and we will keep ours." http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/12/russell-simmons-pumps-cash-into-all-american-muslim.html

'All American Muslim': Lowe's Pulls Ads from TLC Show

Hardware store Lowe's has pulled ads from TLC's new series ' All American Muslim ' after the Florida Family Association encouraged members to email the program's advertisers. The conservative organization posted a letter reportedly from a Lowe's representative, stating that the retail giant has agreed to pull its ads from the docu-series: "While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe's advertising guidelines, including the show you brought to our attention. Lowe's will no longer be advertising on that program." Lowe's then acknowledged its decision on Twitter. "We did not pull our ads based solely on the complaints or emails of any one group. It is never our intent to alienate anyone. Lowe's values diversity of thought in everyone, including our employees and prospective customers." http://www.aoltv.com/2011/12/10/all-american-muslim-lowes-tlc-florida-family-association/

Shadia's Traditional Marriage to a Converting Catholic on 'All-American Muslim' (VIDEO)

For Americans used to the outlandish Western marriage ceremony, it may have been a little odd seeing Jeff and Shadia sitting in chairs while a pretty simple one was performed on the series premiere of 'All-American Muslim' (Sun., 10PM ET on TLC). This is because, as a country, Americans still no so very little about Eastern religions and cultures. In that regard, 'All-American Muslim' is a fascinating series, and perhaps an important one in spreading the message that we're all still people under our differing garbs and differing faiths. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/11/14/shadia-traditional-marriage-catholic-all-american-muslim-video/
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