On the other hand, ABC Family is constantly presenting itself as a network for "a new kind of family," and ABC original shows such as Greek and The Secret Life of the American Teenager don't shy away from sex or drinking or teenage pregnancy, which shows that the concept of "family" television has evolved far beyond the corny jokes and "very special episodes" of the old TGIF lineup. Piper Perabo's character does have a complicated relationship with her father in the film, and I guess that dynamic fits the networks overall programming slate. I suppose the strangest, and funniest thing about seeing Coyote Ugly on ABC Family, then, is the fact that they're advertising it as "Tyra Banks in Coyote Ugly!" when she's in the movie for what, 10 minutes? Not like I've seen it a few times or anything. Ok, no, I totally have. I'm sorry, you guys. It's just that you can't fight the moonlight, noooooo! Can't fight it!
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