TLC Cancels ‘All-American Muslim’

by | March 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM | TV News

'All-American Muslim' (Photo: TLC)

TLC has axed its controversial reality show “All-American Muslim,” informing cast members it won’t be back for a second season, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The network told the cast that the decision was due to low ratings, the paper reported, but some cast members doubt the validity of that excuse since their ratings were similar to other programs still on the air.

Controversy erupted when the series premiered in November, with some calling for a boycott of the show and advertisers such as Lowe’s pulling their ads after complaints from some small-minded customers who weren’t happy that the show did not portray Muslim-Americans as extremists but as normal, everyday people.

The show followed five Arab-American Muslim families in Dearborn, Mich., which is home to the largest concentration of American Muslims in the country. “All-American Muslim” took “an intimate look at the customs and celebrations, misconceptions and conflicts these families face outside and within their own community.”

“Having the opportunity to be a part of such a groundbreaking series with TLC has been extraordinary,” cast member Suehaila Amen told the Free Press. “Our show helped to pave the way for the moderate Muslim voice to be heard in this nation.”

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