Parents' Guide to

9 by Design

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Hipster parents hawk their design firm amidst family chaos.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2010
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age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Awful, Awful show

This is an AWFUL show! WHAT are they trying to show you?? How crazy they can get and what drives them to profanity?? I am all for large families but raising kids in this kind of chaos just isn't right on a daily basis. Kids need stability. Not for nothing if their business is doing so well, why do they need to have a television show exploiting their chaotic family life? Isn't it crazy enough without a television crew following them around? It is just insane. Also, I have to be honest, they try pushing their political views onto the audience and I do NOT appreciate that. The minute I saw that the show got turned off and I will NEVER watch it again. Not that I needed any other reasons not to watch it.....
age 17+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

In the already-crowded realm of reality television, 9 by Design is Bravo's response to the families-with-multiples trend, and the Novogratzes prove fitting subjects -- particularly for style-conscious urban-dwellers who view the ever-expanding Duggar clan (of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting franchise) with a blend of alarm and bewilderment. Sure, all of the Duggar children's names start with the letter "J," but the Novogratzes have upped the ante by naming their kids Wolfgang (11), Bellamy (10), Tellulah (10), Breaker (8), Five (3), Holleder (3) and, most recently, Major (3 months).

Between multiple moves and new house projects, playdates, and delivering babies, there's rarely a dull moment here. But some of the best times are when the cameras stop to catch the kids in action. While a very pregnant Cortney is lifting wing chairs over her head, big sister Bellamy is playing diplomat over a bunk bed spat and middle kid Breaker is showing 3-year-old Holleder how to put his clothes away. No, the Novogratz family isn't "normal," but you get the sense that what they've got works.

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