Posted on March 9, 2012

TLC Cancels ‘All-American Muslim’ Due to Lack of Controversy

Adam Martin, Atlantic Wire, March 7, 2012

On Wednesday, TLC canceled its once-controversial show All-American Muslim not because of any new uproar but because nobody wants to watch a show about a normal, all-American family. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show shed nearly half its viewers within its first few weeks: “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.”

{snip} After the initial controversy in which some conservative Christians thought the show didn’t portray its subjects as extremist enough and some conservative Muslims didn’t think it portrayed them as pious enough died down, the only controversy left was when PETA got mad that one of the characters gave away a dog. {snip}