It is not permissible, because in most cases, the women who appear on television are unveiled and display parts of their ‘Awrah (parts of the body which must remain covered from public gaze) and the men are handsome models of fashionable adornment and this incites temptation (Fitnah) and corruption in most cases.
Fatawa Islamiyah, Darussalam, volume 5, page 106
Finally, an explanation for all the corruption in Muslim majority countries.
A Saudi “celebrity” preacher rapes, burns, and murders his 5-year-old daughter and is released from jail after agreeing to pay “blood money?” (its half the amount he would’ve paid if his child was a boy)
Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan teenage girl is beheaded because the baby she was caring for accidentally choked to death? WTF?
Does Wahhabism win the award for the most incorrect/fucked up interpretation of a religion?
Surprisingly enough, home-making, house wife, and sex slave were not included as professions suited for women. In related news, Nobel Foundation under attack for awarding prizes to women for achievements in science:
Physics: 1903 Marie Sklodowska Curie 1963 Maria Goeppert Mayer
Chemistry: 1911 Marie Sklodowska Curie 1935 Irene Joliot-Curie 1964 Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin 2009 Ada E. Yonath
Physiology & Medicine: 1947 Gerty Radnitz Cori 1977 Rosalyn Sussman Yalow 1983 Barbara McClintock 1986 Rita Levi-Montalcini 1988 Gertrude Elion 1995 Christiane Nusslein-Volhard 2004 Linda B. Buck 2008 Francoise Barre-Sinoussi 2009 Elizabeth H. Blackburn 2009 Carol W. Greider
"It is not allowed to take pictures of beings that have souls, a rule encompasses cameras and other instruments, with the exception of pictures that are necessary, such as a passport or identity photo. There is no ruling for television itself, but rather for how it is used. If it used for what is unlawful - such as for music, for lies, for disbelief, or for licentiousness - then it is unlawful."
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 175
So remember, the only people you are allowed to take pictures of are Gingers because they have no souls.